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A Scientist Focuses on Improving Plant Nutrient Use for Greater Yields at Home and Abroad
June guest blogger, Jagdeep Kaur, is a research scientist at the Institute for International Crop Improvement at the Danforth Center. She focuses on improving the nutrient utilization efficiency in crop plants for greater yields.
of water bodies and nitrate leaching. One way to address this problem is to improve the nutrient
(St. Louis Business Journal) Rapid Growth with Results
In 2013, Danforth Center researchers were awarded $12 million in grant funding, they produced 89 peer-reviewed papers, filed seven patent applications and nine technology licensing deals to for-profit companies.
(St. Louis Business Journal) Rapid Growth with Results, Water, sunlight and money — yes money — are what’s needed for the field of plant science to grow. That was one message at the Donald Danforth Plant Science Center’s annual State of the Center event Thursday, which offered donors a recap of the past year and a taste of what’s to come. “Sophisticated research is expensive,” said founding Chairman Dr. Bill Danforth, former chancellor of Washington University. “The payoff, in my view
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.
Affects Soil Nutrients redOrbit As drylands of the world become even drier, water
(Ag Professional) KeyGene, Donald Danforth Plant Science Center to collaborate
KeyGene and The Donald Danforth Plant Science Center announced a collaboration to strengthen the plant imaging capabilities at the newly built, one-of-a-kind Bellwether Phenotyping Facility at the Danforth Center.
growth, photosynthetic ability and water content are captured using three-dimensional imaging techniques
Seeing the Unseen
Bridging the Imaging Gap in Plant Science
that helps address big problems like growing crops with less water and fewer other inputs
19th Annual Fall Symposium Keynote Revealed
Bioengineering Synthetic Circuits to Sustainable Agriculture
, University of California-Riverside will discuss engineering plant signal transduction for water smart crops
Danforth Center Announces All-Star Board To Pick First IN2 Agtech Cohort
The IN2 Food, Energy, Water Nexus External Advisory Board brings together experts from the academic, business, government and philanthropic sectors.
companies. The newly-announced IN2 Food, Energy, Water Nexus External Advisory Board (EAB) brings, announced expansion into the food, energy, water nexus in a strategic partnership with the Danforth Center, of Policy, Robert B. Daugherty Water for Food Institute, University of Nebraska-Lincoln; Associate, technologies that address the interconnection of food, water and energy. Companies selected
Leica SP8-X
, at the high resolution offered by the 1.3 NA. 40x water immersion, 1.1 NA, 680 µm working, deep imaging in thick samples. 63x oil immersion, 1.4 NA, for high resolution imaging. 63x water immersion, 1.2 NA. This is the highest resolution water immersion lens and can be used for live cell imaging of tissues where the deep imaging of the 40x water lens is not needed and where
2019 Annual Thanksgiving Letter By William H. Danforth, Founding Chairman

Our Founding Chairman, William H. Danforth, gives thanks to everyone who is playing a part in building a sustainable future. 

fertilizer required, too much soil and water lost. We must create the most “fruitful fields” in human
(Science Magazine) Algae's Second Try
Science 2 September 2011: Vol. 333 no. 6047 pp. 1238-1239 DOI: 10.1126/science.333.6047.1238 Robert F. Service Fifteen years ago, the United States gave up on algae-based biofuels. Now synthetic biology has helped revitalize the field. In Scien ...
). Furthermore, unlike most plants, some strains of algae thrive in brackish water, salt-water, or even waste treatment water. Algae farms can also be sited on land unsuited for traditional agriculture. So, only 0.1% of the volume of the water in which they grow. That means collecting a kilogram of algae requires processing 1000 kilograms or more of water, an energy-intensive operation. The algae must