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Giving Impact
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Discovery, Community, Impact
The 2017 Annual Report
Discovery, Community, Impact, Dear Friends and Colleagues, While this Annual Report highlights our work from 2017, I want to reflect upon some achievements since the Danforth Center was founded. We celebrate our 20th anniversary in 2018, so let’s consider some of the Center’s impact over those two short decades. Let’s start with scientific discovery. Did you know that Center scientists have documented over 1,100 scientific discoveries and contributions since inception? These include
A Big Idea with a Bigger Impact
On Thursday, March 7, three teams of Danforth Center scientists presented their big ideas for addressing environmental and agriculture challenges. Learn more about the inspiration behind the winning team’s big idea and the impact it could have on the world.
A Big Idea with a Bigger Impact, Meredith Sigman, visiting graduate student, Kaushik Panda, postdoctoral associate, and Diego Cuerda-Gil, visiting graduate student, in the Slotkin lab were one of the three teams that presented at Big Ideas 2.0 on Thursday, March 7. In an interactive format, idea of the impact it would have on our lives or that we would win. Our team was overwhelmed, make an impact. Our idea can help bridge the time gap. We will change the very process of improving

How Danforth Center scientists are building solutions from the ground up to restore soil and save the planet. 

IMPACT STORY: HEALING THE PLANET, Jaxon grew up on the family farm in central Illinois, learning about irrigation and fertilizer and pesticide application at his grandfather’s side. Today, he is part of the “next wave” of farmers seeking sustainable solutions to improve the land for the next generation. Danforth Center scientists want to help… Farmer using a computer tablet, , flax, etc.). “Imagine the positive environmental impact if we could convert even a fraction

Danforth Center scientists are working to help end micronutrient deficiency in sub-Saharan Africa, one cassava root at a time.

IMPACT STORY: THE HIDDEN HUNGER, When Kebi’s grandson fell sick in their rural village outside Umudike, Nigeria, the nurse told her that despite his well-fed appearance, the young boy was suffering from iron deficiency. Researchers at the Danforth Center hope to change that… Cassava farmer in Nigeria tending her crop to support her family. Cassava feeds 500 million people in sub, people in Africa. It’s rewarding to work on something that can make such a positive impact in people’s
Seeking Impact at Scale
Life Lessons from Technology, Catalytic Philanthropy, and the Family Farm with Jeff Raikes
Seeking Impact at Scale, More than 300 guests attended the annual SEEDS of CHANGE event featuring, Jeff Raikes, co-founder of the Raikes Foundation who discussed how catalyst philanthropy, innovation and leveraging resources can transform systems that will create long term sustainable impact. From 2008 to 2014 Raikes was the Chief Executive Officer of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. Prior to that he worked for Microsoft and is credited with driving much of the company’s early work
Gene Editing: Innovation and Impact in Missouri
In November, renowned panelists came together at the Danforth Center to discuss cutting-edge gene editing technology and the role it will play in human health, agriculture and food systems, and creating 21st century jobs.
Gene Editing: Innovation and Impact in Missouri, “We need to grow more food in the next 30 or so years than we have in the last 10,000 years cumulated, and we’re doing that in the face of changing weather and dwindling natural resources. This is one of the biggest challenges of our time, . The symposium, “Gene Editing: Innovation and Impact in Missouri,” took place on November 13, 2018, and brought, “Gene Editing: Innovation and Impact in Missouri” symposium Link: Learn more about CRISPR technology
Translating and broadening the impact of scientific discoveries
From Setaria to Maize; From Bench to Local Communities
Translating and broadening the impact of scientific discoveries , Roots & Shoots’ January Guest Blogger: Christine Shyu, USDA-NIFA Postdoctoral Fellow at the Enterprise Institute for Renewable Fuels at the Donald Danforth Plant Science Center. As a scientist passionate about the biology of plants, it is very easy to become immersed in research for the pure joy of discovery and lose sight, to broaden the impact of our research. I was one of the first participants in an outreach program
Investing in Young Scientists for Global Impact
Recently, our Institute for International Crop Improvement sponsored four early-career scientists to attend the 7th annual South Asia Biosafety conference in Dhaka, Bangladesh, the premiere biosafety meeting in South Asia.
Investing in Young Scientists for Global Impact, Training the next generation of scientists infuses all of the work at the Danforth Plant Science Center. This includes young scientists in St. Louis as well as abroad to ensure the cutting-edge technologies that are needed to improve agricultural productivity are shared across the globe. In September, the Center’s Institute for International Crop, difficulties along with the potential impact in resolving difficult tasks over genome editing.” - Dr
A Night to Honor Those Who Impact and Accelerate Plant Science
The Danforth Center celebrated the intersection of science and service at its 13th annual Plantasia Gala on October 25, 2014. Guests gathered to honor two individuals chosen to receive the Danforth Distinguished Service Award and Danforth Award for Plant Science. 
A Night to Honor Those Who Impact and Accelerate Plant Science, The Donald Danforth Plant Science Center celebrated the intersection of science and service at its 13th annual Plantasia Gala on October 25, 2014. More than 225 guests gathered to honor two individuals chosen to receive the Danforth Distinguished Service Award and Danforth Award for Plant Science. “Our Science and Service awards recognize exceptional individuals who have had extraordinary impact,” stated Jim Carrington, Ph.D.