Monday, September 19, 2011
Scientist Recruited to Spearhead Cassava Green Revolution for Nigeria
We are pleased to announce Dr.Martin Fregene, Director of BioCassava (BC) Plus at the Donald Danforth Plant Science Center has been tasked with leading the implementation of the Cassava Green Revolution for Nigeria by Akin Adesina, the Honourable Min ...
Friday, September 16, 2011
The Plant Pulse September 16, 2011
US plant scientists seek united front
As research objectives get more ambitious and cross species boundaries, plant scientists will need to coordinate their activities. "We're getting more like the physical sciences in th ...
Friday, September 09, 2011
The Plant Pulse September 9, 2011
Battling Crop Diseases to Help Small Farmers
- Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Lawrence Kent
I will never forget the looks on the farmers’ faces when we pulled the plants up and saw the rotten cassava roots. They were crushed. This meant th ...
Thursday, September 08, 2011
Meet 13th Annual Fall Symposium Speaker: Dr. David Baulcombe
Illumina Lecture presented by,
Professor Sir David Baulcombe, Regius Professor of Botany, Royal Society Research Professor, Department of Plant Sciences, University of Cambridge.
"RNA silencing and heritable epigenetic effects in tomato and ...
Meet 13th Annual Fall Symposium Speaker: Dr. Jonathan Jones
Dr. Jones will be speaking during the Danforth Center's Fall Symposium on Wednesday, September 28 on the topic, "Insights into host/pathogen interactions derived from analysis of pathogen genomes."
Dr. Jones received his Ph.D. in plant genetics, was ...
Meet 13th Annual Fall Symposium Speakers
Dr. Tom Brutnell, Associate Scientist, Boyce Thompson Institute for Plant Research and Adjunct Professor, Cornell University will be addressing the topic “Defining the genetic circuitry of C4 photosynthesis in maize,” this week during the Danforth ...
Dr. Ivan Baxter, USDA Research Scientist, Assistant Member and Principal Investigator, Donald Danforth Plant Science Center, will be speaking at the Danforth Center’s Fall Symposium on Thursday, September 29, 2011.
Ivan Baxter, Ph.D. Assistant Memb ...
Jianming Yu, Ph.D. Associate Professor, Department of Agronomy, Kansas State University will be addressing the topic “Opportunities and Challenges of Going Genome-Wid,” at the Danforth Center’s Fall Symposium on Thursday, September 29, 2011.
Dr. Jia ...
Dr. Ute Krämer, Head of the Department and Full Professor, Department of Plant Physiology, Ruhr-Universitat Bochum will be speaking at the Danforth Center’s Fall Symposium on Thursday, September 29, 2011.
Dr. Ute Krämer is a Professor of Plant Ph ...
Dr. Johanna Schmitt, Stephen T. Olney Professor of Natural History, Professor of Biology and Environmental Studies Director, Environmental Change Initiative, Brown University will be speaking at the Danforth Center’s Fall Symposium on Thursday, Sept ...
Dr. Kirsten Bomblies, Assistant Professor of Organismic & Evolutionary Biology (OEB), Harvard University will be speaking at the Danforth Center’s Fall Symposium on Wednesday, September 28 2011.
Dr. Bomblies is applying genomic and molecular ge ...
Dr. Patrick Schnable, Baker Professor of Agronomy; Director, Center for Plant Genomics, Iowa State University Founding Director, Center for Plant Genomics will be addressing the topic “The maize genome: New complexities and opportunities,” next wee ...
Tuesday, September 06, 2011
Infographic: Cassava for a Hungry World
Today we announced additional funding totaling $11.9 million for the Virus Resistant Cassava for Africa (VIRCA) project to advance its work to improve the health and wellbeing of farmers, their families, and other consumers of cassava living in Sub Saharan Africa ...
Friday, September 02, 2011
The Plant Pulse September 2, 2011
Volunteer Opportunity: Danforth Center Needs Help Sending 500,000 Meals to Africa
- Sprout & About
"Each package of food provides nutritionally complete servings for six children," said Melanie Bernds, public relations manag ...
Wednesday, August 31, 2011
What do Bling, Cardinals and Science have in Common?
... a weekend of Fun with the Danforth Center.
Friday, August 26, 2011
The Plant Pulse August 26, 2011
Danforth researcher: Compounds found in green tea show promise in treating tumors
- St. Louis Beacon
"This was a very unique set of symptoms," said Thomas Smith of the Donald Danforth Plant Science Center. "You might have a tumor in your pancreas ...
Thursday, August 25, 2011
Scientist of the Week: Tom Smith
Every Thursday, Laboratory Equipment features a Scientist of the Week, chosen from the science industry’s latest headlines. Last week's scientist showcased Tom Smith at Donald Danforth Plant Science Center for his discovery of a compound found in gre ...
Wednesday, August 24, 2011
Fifth Generation Danforth Family Member Continues Spirit of Philanthropy
Annie Danforth, a blue-eyed second grader, has her mother's smile and a philanthropic spirit more than one hundred years in the making on her father's side of the family.
Last year, Annie joined other local children who talked about their favorite ...
Algae and Bling and LouFest, Oh My!
The Donald Danforth Plant Science Center is heading to LouFest again on August 27-28, where thousands of music fans from across the country will descend on St. Louis for the Music Festival.
Join us in the Eco Zone to learn more about local organizat ...
Winning the Future: President Obama and Young Americans
For the Win Special Edition: Making Your Mark
by: Ronnie Cho is an Associate Director of the White House Office of Public Engagement
For the Win is a guest blog series featuring the remarkable initiatives that young Americans are advancing to win the ...
Friday, August 19, 2011
The New York Times: Engineering Food for All
By NINA V. FEDOROFF
FOOD prices are at record highs and the ranks of the hungry are swelling once again. A warming climate is beginning to nibble at crop yields worldwide. The United Nations predicts that there will be one to thre ...
The Plant Pulse August 19, 2011
Engineering Food for All
- The New York Times
In 2010, crops modified by molecular methods were grown in 29 countries on more than 360 million acres. Of the 15.4 million farmers growing these crops, 90 percent are poor, with small ope ...
Wednesday, August 17, 2011
Put down the Coffee and grab a Cup of Green Tea
Researchers Demonstrate Green Tea Compound is Effective in Treating Genetic Disorder and Two Types of Tumors
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 ...