Features

Thomas Brutnell, Ph.D.

Solving the world’s food, feed and biofuels challenges requires multiple approaches and a diversity of skills.  At the Danforth Center, scientists collaborate to develop new technologies, new model systems and new analytical approaches to tackle these problems.  This intellectual excitement is perhaps only equaled by the promise of achieving our goals for food and energy security.

Monday, 14 May 2012

Researchers look to relatives for clues in quest to develop sources of bioenergy

ST. LOUIS, MO, May 14, 2012—Arranging DNA fragments into a genome sequence that scientists can interpret is a challenge often compared to assembling a puzzle except you don’t have the box and have no idea what the picture is supposed to be. Sometimes ...
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Monday, 14 May 2012

Nature Biotechnology: Reference genome sequence of the model plant Setaria

Researchers look to relatives for clues in quest to develop sources of bioenergy Arranging DNA fragments into a genome sequence that scientists can interpret is a challenge often compared to assembling a puzzle except you don’t have the box and h ...
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Wednesday, 18 January 2012

Researching Plants for Renewable Fuels


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Friday, 13 January 2012

Who’s in the lead? Algae around the world

Who’s in front in the development of algal-based fuels and biomaterials? India, China, Japan, Australia, Taiwan, Israel, the EU, or the US. The NAABB’s globe-trotting chief parses it out. In New Mexico, Dr. Jose Olivares is head of the National A ...
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Thursday, 15 December 2011

(AlgaeNews) Danforth Plant Science Center’s New Renewable Fuels, Algae Researcher

A couple months ago, The Donald Danforth Plant Science Center brought on an addition to their Enterprise Rent-A-Car Institute for Renewable Fuels, Dr. James Umen. He was kind enough to take some time to talk about his research and how it will influen ...
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Tuesday, 29 November 2011

Big Boost to Plant Research

ST. LOUIS, MO, November 29, 2011 – The four largest nonprofit plant science research institutions in the U.S. have joined forces to form the Association of Independent Plant Research Institutes (AIPI) in an effort to target plant science research to ...
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Thursday, 10 November 2011

U.S. Department of Energy selects two proposals submitted by Danforth Plant Science Center

Projects support expansion of research at the Enterprise Institute for Renewable Fuels ST. LOUIS, MO, November 10, 2011 – The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Joint Genome Institute (JGI) has selected two projects from a highly competitive pool of app ...
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Thursday, 03 November 2011

Trillions Served: Massive, Complex Projects Dominate

DOE JGI 2012 Community Sequencing Program Portfolio According to roadside signs, the number of burgers served has eclipsed the billion mark, while the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Joint Genome Institute (JGI) will now serve up trillions of nucleo ...
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Tuesday, 11 October 2011

Danforth Plant Science Center Awarded Major Bioenergy Grant from U.S. Department of Energy

Grant Supports Expansion of Research in Enterprise Institute for Renewable Fuels ST. LOUIS, MO, October 11, 2011 – The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) awarded $5.5 million to the Donald Danforth Plant Science Center to develop the oilseed plant camel ...
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Friday, 07 October 2011

Danforth Center Announces Five New Investigators, New Director of the Enterprise Rent-A-Car Institute for Renewable Fuels

New hires bring significant expertise and grant funding to the region ST.LOUIS, MO, October 7, 2011 – Expansion efforts at the Donald Danforth Plant Science Center are progressing rapidly.  The Center’s President, Dr. James C.Carrington, recruited fi ...
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Friday, 07 October 2011

(St. Louis Business Journal) Five new scientists bring Danforth Center $16 million

Just days before being named president of the Donald Danforth Plant Science Center    Donald Danforth Plant Science Center Latest from The Business Journals Finalists • Category 4 100-499 employeesDanforth Plant Science Center gets million more for c ...
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