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Todd Mockler, Ph.D.

The goal of Todd’s research is to elucidate the means to predict plant performance, responses and behaviors from genetic, epigenetic, transcriptomic data across a range of environments. Achieving this goal requires developing new computational tools, predictive algorithms, modeling approaches, development of monocot-focused experimental tools, and a high-throughput digital phenotyping platform.

Wednesday, 26 August 2015

(St. Louis Business Journal) Agtech Startup Benson Hill Raises $7 Million

Benson Hill is focused on photosynthesis as a pathway to improving crop production.
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Wednesday, 26 August 2015

Benson Hill Biosystems Secures $7.3 Million Series A Financing

From Coast to Coast, Investors Support an Agricultural Solutions Company
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Tuesday, 07 July 2015

(St. Louis Post-Dispatch) Region Grapples with Hotter Future as it Looks to Adapt to Climate Change

Danforth Center associate member and Geraldine and Robert Virgil distinguished investigator Todd Mockler, Ph.D., was featured on the front cover of the Post-Dispatch over the holiday weekend.
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Thursday, 18 June 2015

(St. Louis Post-Dispatch) DOE Gives Danforth Center $8 Million for Sorghum Study

“These will be optimized for the U.S. sorghum bioenergy belt, making this crop a leading feedstock source for biofuel production,” said Danforth scientist Todd Mockler, who is leading the project.
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Thursday, 18 June 2015

(St. Louis Business Journal) Danforth Center Wins $8 Million DOE Grant for Sorghum Project

The grant supports a program focused on progressing research on sorghum as a bioenergy source. 
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Thursday, 18 June 2015

Danforth Plant Science Center Receives $8M For Big Data Research Program To Advance Development of Key Bioenergy Crop

Understanding key phenotype-to-genotype associations will enhance efforts to bring products to market.
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Tuesday, 28 August 2012

(St. Louis Beacon) Danforth event will examine growing world of bioinformatics

     By David Baugher, special to the Beacon  The dynamic of man vs. machine has fascinated the world for decades, but the new science of bioinformatics and the explosion of information it will bring may present significant hurdles for both ...
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Wednesday, 25 July 2012

(BiofuelsDigest) Yabba Dabba Rabba Dopsis: A coming revolution in crop yields during times of drought?

Jim Lane | July 25, 2012 Can new computational power, souped-up genetic knowledge and fresh algorithms usher in a new era in crop yields, and resistance to disease and drought? Will a new model plant revolutionize energy grasses and food crops, and ...
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Wednesday, 18 July 2012

(KSDK/Channel 5 News-NBC) Drought resistant crop study

Drought resistant crops will be the focus of a new studybeing conducted by researchers at the Donald Danforth Plant Science Center. The U.S. Department of Energy awarded a five-year, $12.1 million grant to the Danforth Center and collaborators at ...
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Wednesday, 18 July 2012

(Genomeweb Daily News) Danforth Center Leads $12M DOE Bioenergy Study

By a GenomeWeb staff reporter - July 18, 2012 NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – A research group led by the Donald Danforth Plant Science Center in St. Louis will use a $12.1 million grant from the US Department of Energy to conduct genomics-driven resear ...
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Monday, 16 July 2012

(St. Louis Today) Danforth Center part of biofuel study

BY TIM BRYANTstltoday.com | Posted: Monday, July 16, 2012 4:11 pm The Donald Danforth Plant Science Center is among five recipients of a $12.1 million federal grant to develop drought-tolerant grass as a sustainable source of biofuel. Developing bi ...
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Monday, 16 July 2012

(St. Louis Business Journal) Danforth Plant Science Center gets $12 million grant to study bioenergy crops

St. Louis Business Journal by Matthew Hibbard, Reporter Date: Monday, July 16, 2012, 11:26am CDT The Donald Danforth Plant Science Center Donald Danforth Plant Science Center Latest from The Business Journals 7 Questions with Jim McKelvey of Square I ...
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Monday, 16 July 2012

Danforth Plant Science Center Awarded $12 million to Study Drought as part of the effort to Develop Next Generation Bioenergy Grasses

Grant supports expansion of research at the Enterprise Institute for Renewable Fuels   ST. LOUIS, MO, July 16, 2012 – The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) awarded a five year, $12.1 million grant to researchers at the Donald Danforth Plant Science Cen ...
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Tuesday, 24 April 2012

(St. Louis Business Journal) Danforth Plant Science introduces two new robots

The Donald Danforth Plant Science Center  has two new one-of-a-kind robots, KSDK reports. The robots are built to the center's specifications and can do the work of about 100 people. They can perform 2,000 experiments a week and are designed to figur ...
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Wednesday, 18 April 2012

(St. Louis Beacon) Robots in need of names

In Science by Jo Selzter, special to the Beacon April 18, 20 Robots may be machines, but they often seem human enough to have names and personalities.  R2-D2 and C-3PO from Star Wars are stars themselves. The Jetsons’ robot maid, Rosie, was clearly ...
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Monday, 16 April 2012

Danforth Center's New Robotics System takes on Global Challenges

Dr. Todd Mockler is a relatively recent addition to the Danforth Center, having joined the team as an associate member in August of 2011. His lab is working to understand the control of plant growth and plant responses to the environment, specificall ...
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Friday, 13 April 2012

(Riverfront Times) Danforth Center Shows Off Awesome New Toy Robot

By Aimee Levitt Fri., Apr. 13 2012 at 8:00 AM Scientists at the Donald Danforth Plant Science Center are all aflurry this week over the new toy that just got delivered. Sorry, it's a tool that will advance our understanding of the plant world and af ...
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Friday, 13 April 2012

Robotic Pioneers advancing our Plant Science Research


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Monday, 12 March 2012

Dr. Mockler named Geraldine J. and Robert L. Virgil Distinguished Investigator

The Danforth Center celebrated an outstanding scientist and two dedicated, committed partners who have joined us in our work to discover, lead and make a difference in the world.  On March 9, the Geraldine J. and Robert L. Virgil Distinguished Invest ...
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Monday, 04 July 2011

The Mockler lab joined the Donald Danforth Plant Science Center in July 2011.

The U.S. Department of Energy recently awarded funds for a project that will seek to improve biomass accumulation using a bioenergy crop model, Brachypodium distachyon.
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