Chris Topp, Ph.D.

I see a direct path from my work to helping clean up our rivers, streams and oceans.  At the Danforth Center, we talk about the impact of our research every day.  That’s what we lead with every time.  It keeps us on task and on mission.

March 09 2016
Check out our new lab review on the application of root phenotyping and genetics for crop improvement: http://doi.wiley.com/10.1111/jipb.12470

Thursday, 27 September 2018

(Greenhouse Management) A Look Inside Plants

PET scans and X-rays can improve our understanding of plants, say researchers at two St. Louis, Missouri, institutions.
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Tuesday, 04 September 2018

Danforth Center Conversation Looks at Root Causes

Studying Plant Roots with the help of Valent BioSciences
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Monday, 20 February 2017

Drawn to St Louis – Westward Expansion to the Center of Plant Science

Keith Duncan, research scientist in Chris Topp’s laboratory, responsible for operation and management of the new X-ray CT imaging system.
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Monday, 09 January 2017

2017 William H. Danforth Plant Science Scholar Recipient

The Fellowship enables talented young scientists to pursue careers in this critically important field. 
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Tuesday, 30 August 2016

Unique Imaging Platform to Advance Research on the Development of Roots

The new system is the first of its kind dedicated to plant science in the U.S. academic research sector and can provide accelerated insight into what affects plant growth.
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Wednesday, 17 August 2016

(Crop Science Society of America) Sayonara, Kudzu Bug?

Adam Bray, graduate student in the Topp Lab at the Danforth Center has spent a lot of time with kudzu bugs. He is researching the bug’s destruction of soybeans and how to protect the crop. 
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Thursday, 04 August 2016

(St. Louis Business Journal) U.S. Firms Built Technology Behind the Rio Olympics: TechFlash 7 Things

Valent BioSciences Corporation and the Danforth Center have finalized a multi-year agreement.
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Thursday, 04 August 2016

(Agri-View) Root Research Uses Real-Time Imaging

Until now, the only way for plant scientists to observe in-field root development has been to extract roots from the soil. Imaging technology will enable research without adversely affecting plant development, according to the organizations.
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Tuesday, 12 July 2016

Danforth Plant Science Center and Valent BioSciences will Collaborate in Unique Root Science Initiative

Master Agreement will focus on improving agriculture with non-destructive imaging technology for root growth dynamics.
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Thursday, 07 July 2016

Less is Clearly More: Reducing the Amount of Water Needed to Grow Nutritious Food, Fiber and Fuel

New discoveries can help us grow more nutritious food using less land, soil and water while reducing fertilizer and pesticide use.
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Tuesday, 22 March 2016

Better water, better jobs: World Water Day 2016

Almost half of the world's workers are employed in water-related sectors.
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