The Science in Our Food
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Blake's work focuses on genome-scale studies of RNA and components of RNA silencing pathways, with a recent emphasis on plant reproductive biology and the evolution of plant small RNAs. Blake has been involved with next-generation DNA sequencing since its earliest days, and he has developed a number of applications of this technology, including computational methods, that have had a deep impact on plant genomics.
Wednesday, 12 April 2017
Danforth Center Scientist Receives Awards from American Society of Plant Biologists
Blake Meyers is the 2017 Recipient of the Charles Albert Shull Award
Tuesday, 04 October 2016
Danforth Center Hosts the 18th Annual Fall Symposium “Genetics and Genomics of Crop Improvement”
Plant science has the potential to generate discoveries that can yield more food and energy for people while preserving our planet’s environment.
Monday, 26 September 2016
Cutting Edge Plant Technology Inspires the Danforth Center's Fall Symposium
The event will focus on Genetics and Genomics approaches to enhance crop productivity.
Tuesday, 23 August 2016
Ask a Postdoc: Alex Harkess
Alex Harkess, National Science Foundation Plant Genome Initiative Postdoctoral Fellow in Dr. Blake Meyer’s Lab answers a few questions about his research and life at the Danforth Center as a postdoc.
Wednesday, 17 August 2016
Mizzou and Danforth Center Leaders to be Featured at the Conversations Program
Let’s Talk About… People, Plants and Partnerships: The Mizzou Connection
Tuesday, 16 August 2016
Conversations Event to Highlight Partnership Between the Danforth Center and Mizzou
Let's Talk About...People, Plants and Partnerships: The Mizzou Connection
Tuesday, 09 August 2016
Undergraduates Gain Research Experience and Insights Through Summer Internship
Scientists at the Center mentored and trained 26 students during the 11-week program.
Monday, 25 April 2016
Events and Accolades Mark the Dedication of the William H. Danforth Wing
Earlier this month, the Danforth Center celebrated its biggest milestone since the opening of the initial building in 2001.
Tuesday, 12 April 2016
Danforth Center Kicks Off a Week of Activities to Celebrate the Expansion
Follow along on Twitter with #NewWing this week as we commemorate the opening of the William H. Danforth Wing.
Monday, 04 April 2016
(People Behind the Science) Dr. Blake Meyers: Researching RNA Regulation of Reproduction in Plants
The focus of Blake’s research is on small RNAs in plants. His lab studies how RNAs are used to regulate the complex machinery of cells, particularly in the context of plant reproductive biology.
Monday, 14 March 2016
(University of Missouri CAFNR News) Building a Bridge
In his new role, Blake Meyers will be collaborating on plant science research with colleagues both at MU and the Donald Danforth Plant Science Center.
Tuesday, 26 January 2016
Strategic Partnership Attracts Plant Genomics Expert to Region
Welcome to the team, Blake Meyers!
Friday, 18 December 2015
(The Columbia Daily Tribune) Donald Danforth Plant Science Center, MU Hire First of 4 in Joint Faculty Initiative
The University of Missouri and the Donald Danforth Plant Science Center in St. Louis has hired the first of four joint faculty members in a program aimed to attract scientists focused on plant science and agriculture innovation.
Tuesday, 15 December 2015
Joint hiring initiative between Donald Danforth Plant Science Center and University of Missouri to strengthen regional plant science and education