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New Paper in PLosONE
Anthony Becker was an undergraduate summer intern in the lab as part of the  Danforth Center NSF-REU program. He did a great job learning how to code in R and the basics of mapping genetics.  Tony worked to apply methods developed to map genes using ...
, such as Maize, Soybean and Cotton. These resources will enable plant breeders and producers to make rapid
Meet 13th Annual Fall Symposium Speakers
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 ...
of maize domestication. For her post-doctoral, she worked with Detlef Weigel at the Max Planck Institute
Meet 13th Annual Fall Symposium Speakers
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 ...
associations. In a second maize GWAS study, he found that both intragenic and intergenic polymorphisms
The Plant Pulse March 16, 2012
  Why do so many people in poor countries eat so badly—and what can be done about it? The Economist Governments around the world are paying increasing attention to nutrition. In 2010 donors, charities and companies drew up a how-to policy ...
for crop losses. Climate change: DFID wins award for maize project Department for International
(UMSL Daily) From dollar store to microbiology: Student gets his dream job
“I see myself working at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention running my own research lab, to rid the world of famine or find a cure for some disease,” said Cox, a junior biology major at the University of Missouri–St. Louis. “Microbiolog ...
explained it’s a grass species related to cereal grains such as wheat, barley, oats, maize and rice
(Rockefeller Foundation) Strategic Meeting of the Global Cassava Partnership for the 21st Century
International Center for Tropical Agriculture Prominent agricultural researchers from 14 countries in Africa, Asia, Latin America, Europe, and North America gathered at the Bellagio Center last November to discuss the impact of climate changes on c ...
will affect cassava negatively but not to the same degree as the continent’s other major staple crop, maize
Danforth Center Receives $1.5 Million Grant to Accelerate the Development of Clean Energy Technologies
As part of a joint DOE-USDA program, Danforth Center researchers, were awarded funding for a $1.5 million project to understand physiologic responses of bioenergy grasses to environmental changes
related to the major cereal grain species wheat, barley, oats, maize, rice, rye, sorghum, and millet
Plant Pulse
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 events, and the impact of plant science.
trees to lattices of gray twigs. Greater Sensitivity to Drought Accompanies Maize Yield Increase
(Des Moines Register) Five young Iowans who could be the next Norman Borlaug
Staffers at the World Food Prize sometimes refer to Danforth Center summer 2012 intern, Adam Riesselman, as having the greatest potential to be the next Borlaug.
Intern. He served at the International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center in El Batan, Mexico, the same
Giving Thanks to Those Who Feed the World

While giving thanks this holiday season, stop a minute to remember those, such as Dr. Borlaug, that dedicated their life’s work to feeding the world.

at the then newly established International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center (CIMMYT) near Mexico City