39 North Innovation District Plan Unveiled
The Science in Our Food
Tuesday, September 18, 2018
(St. Louis Public Radio) Innovation incubator to support ag-tech solutions to food, water, energy shortages
The Donald Danforth Plant Science Center will partner with the incubator, called IN2, to provide research labs and support for early stage startups.
Friday, September 14, 2018
(Agri-Pulse) Farm Hands on the Potomac - House aide Pam Miller moves to Food and Nutrition Service
Danforth Center adds New Joint Faculty Members
(St. Louis Business Journal) Danforth Center partners with Wells Fargo to expand company’s incubator program
Partnership to advance solutions aimed at the interconnection of food, water and energy
Monday, September 10, 2018
(St. Louis Public Radio) Ag Innovation Showcase marks 10th anniversary
The Ag Innovation Showcase launched by the Danforth Center in 2009 has helped put St. Louis on the map as an ag tech hub for scientists, entrepreneurs and investors.
Friday, September 07, 2018
(St. Louis Business Journal) 12 companies presenting at next week’s Ag Innovation Showcase
Among the presenting agtech and food companies is Plastomics, which is based at the Donald Danforth Plant Science Center
Friday, August 31, 2018
(St. Louis Public Radio) Danforth Center’s corn study could make crops more resilient to climate change
Researchers at the Donald Danforth Plant Science Center want to learn how a changing climate could affect the fertility of corn and other major crops.
Friday, August 17, 2018
(St. Louis Business Journal) How St. Louis became the heart of global agtech
"39 North is an extension of Dr. Danforth’s vision to make St. Louis a world center for plant science and innovation,” said Sam Fiorello, COO, Danforth Center and president of BRDG Park.
Wednesday, August 01, 2018
(EQ) St. Louis Has “Agglomeration” In AgTech, According To A Brookings Report, And That’s A Good Thing
A report last week from the Brookings Institution looks at regional economic strategies surrounding industry clusters
Thursday, July 26, 2018
(WIRED) European Ruling Could Slow Africa’s Push For Crispr Crops
Many European scientists cheered back in January when it seemed the court of the European Union would ease its restrictions on gene-editing technology in food.
(St. Louis Public Radio) Brookings touts agtech cluster in St. Louis
After two decades of building, the region’s agricultural technology cluster is poised to take off
Monday, July 02, 2018
(Ag Innovation Showcase) Keynote 2018: Dr. Mehmood Khan, MD
Dr. Mehmood Khan, MD is PepsiCo's vice chairman and chief scientific officer of Global Research and Development.
Thursday, June 28, 2018
(EQ) From Science Research To IoT Device Design: Plant Analytics Startup Grows With Arch Grants
Dr. Nadia Shakoor is pioneering the future of agriculture and plant research with an IoT-enabled phenotyping and data collection device. She opens up about her debut in the business world.
Wednesday, June 27, 2018
(St. Louis Post-Dispatch) County accepts federal grant to redesign Lindbergh and Olive interchange
The grant will pay to redesign and construct a “folded diamond” interchange at Olive and Lindbergh boulevards
Tuesday, June 19, 2018
(St. Louis Post-Dispatch) Banners tout St. Louis County's new 39 North agricultural technology district
Banners attached to streetlight poles were added Tuesday along Olive Boulevard for 39 North to publicize the new agricultural technology district in St. Louis County.
Friday, June 15, 2018
(Modern Agriculture) The Future of Food and Farming
Agriculture in 2050: Big Challenges, Bigger Dreams
Tuesday, June 12, 2018
(Innovation City) Dr. Jim Carrington on Innovation City
Innovation City gives you an inside look at how rapidly business and culture are changing thanks to increasing diversity and inclusion
Thursday, May 03, 2018
(MU Undergraduate Research)Taking Her Research to Capitol Hill
Education program, Mutant Millets inspires MU junior Sarah Gebken to grow in soil science and plant research
Wednesday, May 02, 2018
(St. Louis Post-Dispatch) Sugarcane research company to open North American headquarters in St. Louis
The world’s largest sugarcane technology company selects BRDG Park
(Discover Magazine) At the Cutting Edge of Plant Science
Cultivating a sustainable future through genomics and chemistry.
Monday, April 30, 2018
(The New York Times) How a Rose Blooms: Its Genome Reveals the Traits for Scent and Color
Study marks a new “democratization” of plant research resulting from more widely available, affordable and detailed genome sequencing
Thursday, April 26, 2018
(St. Louis Business Journal) Finding space inside St. Louis' $600 million agtech industry
When it comes to agriculture technology, St. Louis has the talent.
Monday, April 23, 2018
(The Node) The people behind the papers – Sa Geng & James Umen
We caught up with the author of a new paper in Development, exploring the genetics of the process in Volvox, to hear the story behind the work.
Friday, April 13, 2018
(St. Louis Business Journal) Danforth Center to take discoveries to market with new hire
Don MacKenzie is tasked overseeing the regulatory processes to bring the Danforth Center's technologies to market.
Monday, April 02, 2018
(Genetics Society of America) On the origin of germ cells
This system offers a unique opportunity to explore the early evolution of germ cells.
Friday, March 09, 2018
(Genetic Engineering & Biotechnology News) Genetic Origins of the Sexes Found to be Surprisingly Modest
Research captures the earliest stages of evolution where male and female gametes first evolved
(St. Louis Public Radio) The challenge of feeding an increasing global population in a warmer, wealthier world
Allison Miller and Jason Clay joined St. Louis on the Air host Don Marsh.
Tuesday, March 06, 2018
(Missouri Farm Bureau) Missouri Leading the Charge to Feed the World
Humans will need to produce more food in the next 40 years than in the previous 10,000 combined.
Friday, March 02, 2018
(St. Louis Post-Dispatch) 39 North plant science district gets trail, road planning funds
Plans are in motion to rework roads and improve incubator space in the budding Creve Coeur plant-science district surrounding the Donald Danforth Plant Science Center.
Thursday, February 22, 2018
(Ag Professional) The Future of Ag Tech in the Midwest
The development of new technology in agriculture has helped encourage young people
Tuesday, February 20, 2018
(Agri-Pulse) Who is leading the charge for new precision breeding tools?
Plenty of precision breeding innovation
Thursday, February 01, 2018
(The Scientist) Researchers Learn from Plant Viruses to Protect Crops
Plants are locked in an ancient arms race with hostile viruses, but genome editing is giving crops the upper hand.
Tuesday, January 23, 2018
(Nature) The Lost Art of Looking at Plants
Advances in genomics and imaging are reviving a fading discipline
(Agri-Pulse) The Promise and Potential for New Plant Varieties
If agricultural productivity growth continues to stagnate, there will be significant ramifications for the economic vitality and environmental sustainability of food
Monday, January 22, 2018
(HEC-TV) New Smart Crop-Monitoring Platform Alerts Farmers & Growers About Their Crops
Researchers at the Donald Danforth Plant Science Center have created a crop phenotyping station called the PheNode.
Wednesday, January 17, 2018
(FOX 2 News) Venture Cafe wants to grow St. Louis drone racing community
Throughout the evening at Venture Café Night: 39 North, First Person View (FPV) Drones Raced
Monday, January 08, 2018
(St. Louis Public Radio) St. Louis plant scientists use podcast to dig deep into the struggles of research Taproot, a Plantae Podcast Series with hosts Liz Haswell and Ivan Baxter
Researchers Liz Haswell and Ivan Baxter spend most their time trying to understand how plants function.
Wednesday, January 03, 2018
(KMOX) C-Speak Podcast: Sam Fiorello
Mark Reardon talks with Sam Fiorello on the C-Speak Podcast, the language of executives by KMOX
Saturday, December 23, 2017
(Talking Biotech Podcast) Control of Aflatoxin in Groundnut
Dilip Shah and a team of researchers worked to devise a multi-faceted plan to protect groundnut from fungal infections.
Thursday, December 21, 2017
(MIT Technology Review) These Are Not Your Father's GMOS
A new wave of gene-edited crops are dodging regulators, and they're about to reach stores.
Tuesday, November 28, 2017
(St. Louis Post Dispatch) Shorter winters across Missouri: Who wins, who loses?
A combination of climate change and variations in weather patterns is causing winter to shorten.
Monday, November 13, 2017
(Microscopy and Analysis) Danforth Center: A passion for plants
Founded in 1998, the Donald Danforth Plant Science Center is a not-for-profit scientific facility located in St Louis, Missouri, United States, with a mission to "improve the human condition through plant science".
Saturday, November 04, 2017
(Forbes) Collaboration Provides Hope In The Battle Against Mycotoxin Induced Cancer In The Developing World
There is new hope for a solution to this vexing health issue based on a recent collaboration between groups of scientists in the US and in India.
Thursday, November 02, 2017
(AGDAILY) Is the Midwest a tech hub? In the ag sector, definitely!
Deep in the darkest dirt of America’s Midwest, Wall Street capital waters the seeds of Silicon Valley technology. And the gadgets and systems once considered storylines for science-fiction films are coming up by the wagon-load as a result.
(AgFUNDER NEWS) Is St. Louis the Silicon Valley of Agtech?
St. Louis has worked hard to be a magnet for Fortune 500 companies. Nine members of this elite class call the city home, not the least of which is multinational agricultural giant Monsanto.
Thursday, October 26, 2017
(Biotechniques) Plants in the CRISPR
Blake Meyers of the Danforth Center has been using CRISPR to introduce single-nucleotide changes in plant microRNAs in Arabidopsis.
(St. Louis Public Radio) In a race to prevent hunger, Danforth researchers use CRISPR to gene-edit cassava
To prove that a new-gene editing technology could be used to alter the cassava plant, scientists in the St. Louis suburbs zeroed in on a gene used to process chlorophyll. Before long, they had petri dishes full of seedlings that were white as chalk.
Thursday, October 12, 2017
(St. Louis Business Journal) Commentary: Innovation communities, big companies and the future of St. Louis
St. Louis has been reinventing itself, quietly, as one of the nation’s brightest regions for innovation.
Wednesday, October 11, 2017
(St. Louis Business Journal) Danforth Center given $3.4 million grant to improve corn yields
Researchers will use the five-year grant to develop new ways to predict a plant's traits from its genetic code and use that to enhance yield potential.
Monday, October 09, 2017
(St. Louis Post Dispatch) Danforth Center looks to the future of ethanol on a hot planet
Researchers at the Donald Danforth Plant Science Center think that sorghum — though still a common food grain — could provide a better alternative than the corn-based ethanol that dominates today’s domestic supply chain.
Tuesday, September 19, 2017
(MU Undergraduate Research) Planting a Seed
Senior biological sciences major Alex McClelland sees a lot more than green leaves when looking at a plant; he sees a living, complex organism with habits and functions similar to those of a human being.