Monday, August 15, 2011
Plant Science for Your Health
Green Tea May Help Treat Fatal Disease
Researchers Demonstrate Green Tea Compound is Effective in Treating Genetic Disorder and Two Types of Tumors
By: Cynthia Billhartz Gregorian, St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Prevailing medical evidence suggests that th ...
Friday, August 12, 2011
The Plant Pulse August 12, 2011
The Plant Pulse is a feature of the Danforth Center Roots and Shoots Blog that includes a sampling of interesting stories about world hunger and malnutrition, food security, climate change, biofuels, agriculture, the environment, conferences and even ...
Wednesday, August 10, 2011
BRDG Park to be U.S. home for International Agtech Company
"We are proud that SyMyco will be part of one of the fastest-growing sectors of Missouri's economy," said Governor Jay Nixon.
"This is an enterprise that could've gone anywhere in the world," said BRDG Park President Sam Fiorello, explaining ...
Friday, August 05, 2011
The Plant Pulse August 5, 2011
Wednesday, August 03, 2011
Tour our Tissue Culture
Join Dr. Nigel Taylor as he takes you step-by-step through the tissue culture process at the Danforth Center. Tissue culture is an essential part of the work of the Center, as we strive to improve staple crops for developing countries. We are worki ...
Monday, August 01, 2011
At the Core of the Danforth Center
One of the advantages of being a researcher at the Danforth Center is access to our “core facilities,” which offer a variety of state-of-the-art instrumentation and technology, executed by highly skilled technicians capable of running the equipment a ...
The Plant Pulse August 1, 2011
Wednesday, July 27, 2011
Plant & Life Sciences are a Homerun for St. Louis
“BioScience Day at the Ballpark” is supported by many local companies and organizations including:
MVP Level Sponsor
Grand Slam Sponsor
Donald Danforth Plant Science Center
Triple Level Sponsor
Double Level ...
Monday, July 25, 2011
The Plant Pulse July 25, 2011
Thursday, July 21, 2011
Nixon Points to Danforth Center As Model of Success
Governor Jay Nixon delivered a major policy address relating to business development strategies and initiatives to help create jobs, promote growth in the high-tech sector, and leverage Missouri’s competitive advantages in a global economy at the Dan ...
Tuesday, July 19, 2011
Bono Briefed on Danforth Center’s Work
Dr. William H. Danforth and members of the Danforth Plant Science Center were introduced to Bono while he was in town for the U2 concert at Busch Stadium. The world’s most famous humanitarian rock star met with Dr. Danforth, Chairma ...
Rocking out to Plant Science
A meeting for Africa,
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Friday, July 15, 2011
The Plant Pulse July 15, 2011
Monday, July 11, 2011
A Great Place To Do Meaningful Work
The Donald Danforth Plant Science Center was recently ranked 8th in The Scientist Magazine's 2011 “Best Places to Work in Academia” survey, up from number 18 last year.
Respondents were asked to evaluate their working environment according to 37 cr ...
“Best Places to Work in Academia" and then some
“We are proud to be voted among the top 10 Best Places to Work in Academia,” said Sam Fiorello, Chief Operating Officer. “We strive to foster an atmosphere of collaboration and support to enable our employees to do their very best work in pursuit of ...
Friday, July 08, 2011
Mentor one student, change two lives
The Donald Danforth Plant Science Center is on a mission to promote plant science education in the St. Louis area by elevating the public’s understanding of science and enhancing the public’s perception of scientists and the research they conduct. T ...
Wednesday, July 06, 2011
Part 2. Backyard Biofuels Citizen Scientist Project
“Ten samples from last year’s algae gave high readings of oil production. Such encouraging results wouldn’t be possible without the help of citizen scientists.” said Matthew Stevens, senior lab technician at the Danforth Plant Science Center who cond ...
Thursday, June 30, 2011
The Plant Pulse June 30, 2011
Wednesday, June 29, 2011
Part 1. Backyard Biofuels Citizen Scientist Project
This summer, area residents of all ages can contributes to the region’s reputation through Backyard Biofuels, a quest to find the ideal algal species that will help lead our nation to energy independence.
The A.I.M. Interview
by Jonathan Williams
Dr. Richard Sayre keeps his plate full as both the Director of the Enterprise Rent-A-Car Institute for Renewable Fuels at the Donald Danforth Plant Science Center, and as the CTO of the high profile algae startup, Phycal, Inc. R ...
Monday, June 27, 2011
Betsy Ross Would Be Proud
The American Flag was prominently featured alongside the Tanzanian flag at the recent ribbon cutting ceremony held at the new Kid’s Center in Tanzania, Africa. It was created by two of the “Mamas” who prepare meals every day for the children. They ...
Three Cheers for Noted Experts of Plant Science
A number of Donald Danforth Plant Science Center faculty and staff have been recognized for their expertise and knowledge in their field in the past months. Read below how they strive to serve the scientific community and improve the human condition ...
Friday, June 24, 2011
The Plant Pulse June 24, 2011
Friday, June 17, 2011
Improving Investments, Policies, and Productivity Is Critical to Combating Hunger and Malnutrition
St. Louis, MO—Global demand for major grains, such as maize, rice, and wheat, is projected to increase by nearly 48 percent from 2000-2025 and by 70 percent between 2000 and 2050, according to research presented by Mark Rosegrant, who delivered ...
The Plant Pulse June 17, 2011
Friday, June 10, 2011
The Plant Pulse June 10, 2011
Sunday, June 05, 2011
Specialization is key to Midwest's economic future, says expert
Featuring Richard C. Longworth- Senior Fellow at the Chicago Council on Global Affairs, Author of Caught in the Middle: America’s Heartland in the Age of Globalism and response panelists- Denny G. Coleman, Jack L. Oliver III, John F. McDonnell and ...
Friday, June 03, 2011
The Plant Pulse June 3, 2011
Wednesday, June 01, 2011
STARS at the Science Fair
STARS was well represented at the Academy of Science-St. Louis Honors Division Science Fair
The STARS program is funded partially through LMI Aerospace/D3 Technologies, Office of the Chancellor of UM-St. Louis, Saint Louis University, Washington ...
Tuesday, May 31, 2011
Summer Science STARS of 2011
Students and Teachers As Research Scientists Students and Teachers As Research Scientists
Each summer a new batch of rising junior and senior high school students and teachers residing in the Greater St. Louis area are aligned with researchers at Do ...
Friday, May 27, 2011
The Plant Pulse May 27, 2011
Wednesday, May 25, 2011
Breeding Scientific Innovations, Harvesting Commercial Breakthroughs
Third Annual Ag Innovation Showcase
Friday, May 20, 2011
The Plant Pulse May 20, 2011
Wednesday, May 18, 2011
The Frontlines of Danforth Center's Conversations Series
Danforth Center’s “Conversations” Series Continues with Let’s talk about… The Frontlines of the Battle Against Malnutrition.
Tuesday, May 17, 2011
Seeds of Change: Danforth Center Hosts Author of Caught in the Middle
“Seeds of Change” is designed to give people an opportunity to connect with others who think passionately about our community and of our world-class assets like the Danforth Plant Science Center, said Jim Johnson, chair, Danforth Leadership Council. ...
Monday, May 16, 2011
Three Alumni Companies Share Insights for Entrepreneurial Success
In its short history, the Ag Innovation Showcase already has an impressive track record in selecting and highlighting innovators that have resulted in fast-track growth and visibility. Three alumni companies that presented at previous Showcase even ...
Friday, May 13, 2011
The Plant Pulse May 13, 2011
Thursday, May 12, 2011
16 Companies Selected for 2011 Ag Innovation Showcase
Sixteen companies have been selected in a rigorous international competition to present at the third annual Ag Innovation Showcase (www.agshowcase.com), May 23-24, 2011, in St. Louis, MO. These companies represent the most promising and brightest inn ...
Tuesday, May 10, 2011
Sunshine, Friendship and Other Ducks
Co-owned by Danforth Center Colleagues, Shantha Pieris and Barb Purnell, it is no surprise that #35 claimed victory during our sun-filled KempDucky Derby race last Friday. After all, as their entry form stated, Shantha and Barb’s duck was racing “i ...
Small Farmers Are the Answer
Small Farmers Are the Answer
By: Bill Gates
On May 24, I’ll be giving a speech in Washington, D.C . to draw attention to farming families in the developing world and the important role they play in cutting hunger and poverty. I need your help in mak ...
Monday, May 09, 2011
Meet “Conversations” Series Speaker: Hannah Hightower
Hannah Hightower, Student, Visitation Academy, Class of 2012
Hannah was first introduced to the Danforth Center community when she became a member of the Center’s inaugural World Food Day Commemoration’s Junior Board. Through her experience, s ...
Friday, May 06, 2011
The Plant Pulse May 6, 2011
Wednesday, May 04, 2011
Fredbird Enjoying Plant Science
Our favorite bird visited the Danforth Center yesterday.
Tuesday, May 03, 2011
2011 Ag Showcase Announces International "Who's Who" of Speakers & Panels
Panels Focus on Agricultural Solutions to Global Crises in Food Production and Security, Environmental and Energy Concerns
A robust schedule of panels and keynote addresses featuring an international “who’s who” of speakers from leading agricultur ...
Monday, May 02, 2011
The Plant Pulse May 2, 2011
Thursday, April 28, 2011
Backyard Biofuels: A Citizen Science Project
Algae are the focus of research for the next source of biofuels, because they are energy efficient, not a major food source, and pose little to no harm to the environment. The St. Louis region is quickly becoming a leading center for the development ...
Tuesday, April 26, 2011
Agricultural Solutions to Global Crises in Energy and Food Storage and Security
A robust schedule of panels featuring a “who’s who” of international speakers from leading agricultural businesses, venture capital and investment firms, research institutions, will provide new insights and perspectives at the Ag Innovation Showcase, ...
Wednesday, April 20, 2011
Chiedozie Egesi Speaks about BioCassava Plus Nigeria
“In Nigeria, we often eat cassava two or three times a day, but it contains little vitamin A or iron. As a result, many people suffer from disease or have poor growth caused by a lack of important nutrients. BioCassava Plus is an opportunity to h ...
Friday, April 15, 2011
The Plant Pulse April 15, 2011
Friday, April 08, 2011
Plant Pulse April 8, 2011