Tuesday, December 17, 2013
(St. Louis Business Journal) Danforth Plant Science Center Elects New Chairman and Expands Board of Trustees
The Center's board has elected John F. McDonnell, a trustee since 2000, to fill the chairman role.
Monday, December 16, 2013
(St. Louis Business Journal) Danforth Center awarded $1 million grant
Researchers at the Donald Danforth Plant Science Center were awarded $1 million to study gene networks that control plant growth.
(St. Louis Post-Dispatch) Danforth Center awarded $1 million research grant
The National Science Foundation has awarded the Donald Danforth Plant Science Center a $1 million grant to study plant development and fund education and outreach programs in St. Louis.
Wednesday, December 11, 2013
(Agri-Pulse) Plant scientists outline goals for 'Decadal Vision'
Educating the general public and Washington decision makers about the innovations of plant science is vital for the sector to achieve potential solutions to global challenges such as feeding a large population with fewer resources.
Monday, December 09, 2013
(AgProfessional) NewLeaf Symbiotics acquires Intuitive Genomics
NewLeaf Symbiotics Inc. announced the acquisition of Intuitive Genomics Inc. Both companies are located at the BioResearch and Development Growth (BRDG) Park at the Donald Danforth Plant Science Center in St. Louis, Missouri.
Friday, December 06, 2013
(GenomeWeb) NewLeaf Symbiotics Buys Intuitive Genomics to Add Bioinformatics Component to AgBio R&D Pipeline
NewLeaf Symbiotics, an agricultural biotechnology company, has acquired bioinformatics consulting company Intuitive Genomics for an undisclosed amount to develop bespoke solutions for analyzing and interpreting genomic data.
(DeviceSpace) NewLeaf Symbiotics Acquires Intuitive Genomics
The acquisition of Intuitive Genomics’ elite computational and bioinformatics capabilities compliments NewLeaf’s R&D and product pipeline and positions the rapidly growing company as a top player in the burgeoning biologicals category.
(Phys.Org) NewLeaf Symbiotics acquires Intuitive Genomics
NewLeaf Symbiotics Inc. an agricultural biotech company, today announced the acquisition of Intuitive Genomics Inc., a leader in the design and implementation of custom bioinformatics solutions.
(St. Louis Business Journal) NewLeaf Symbiotics acquires Intuitive Genomics
NewLeaf Symbiotics Inc., an agricultural biotech company at BRDG Park, will acquire another BRDG Park tenant — Intuitive Genomics Inc., the companies announced today.
Wednesday, November 13, 2013
(KMOX) Charlie Brennan Interviews Matt Crisp, President & CEO of Benson Hill Biosystems
Matt Crisp, President and CEO of Benson Hill Biosystems, a St. Louis start up company created by research scientists at the Danforth Center, believes the best way to help farmers squeeze more productivity out of their farmland is by improving the photosynthesis process.
Monday, November 11, 2013
(Farm Futures) Danforth Researchers Focus On World Food Needs
What was striking to me about the Danforth Center was how much research is focused on world needs to produce abundant crops while considering the climate to specific areas.
Friday, November 01, 2013
(Farm Futures) In Search of Ag Solutions
Sometimes when there is talk around biotechnology, there is an image of mad scientists performing crazy experiments. I only wish the general population could see how the research is done and what the possibilities are for improving lives around the world.
Monday, October 07, 2013
(St. Louis Beacon) For Carrington, the future of plant science is digital and data-based
The Beacon sat down with Jim Carrington to discuss the future of plant sciences research, its recent rollout of new technologies and whether the Danforth Center's trajectory has been replicated in other parts of the country.
(KMOX) Monsanto, Danforth Center Urge ADM to Choose St. Louis
Fiorello says Archer Daniels Midland would be closer to its suppliers and its customers if its global headquarters was in St. Louis and says ADM’s presence would cement St. Louis as a center of global excellence in agri-science.
Wednesday, October 02, 2013
(Slate) Sorry, Chipotle, Some Conveyor Belts Are Good for Agriculture
The $3.5 million, 1,755 sq. ft. addition to the Danforth Center, scientists can monitor plant growth, photosynthesis, and water content with Walter White-like precision. By way of conveyor and robotic arm, test plants receive meticulous portions of everything they need—the conveyors truck them through watering and nutrient stations—in addition to near-constant checkups from three kinds of imaging systems.
Friday, September 27, 2013
(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.
(St. Louis Beacon) Plant science leaders see recruitment, funding as future challenges
With major commercial and educational institutions in place and expanding, the St. Louis region’s designation as a plant science research center is unlikely to fade away.
Thursday, September 26, 2013
(St. Louis Business Journal) Danforth Center’s new growth center puts plants in the spotlight
The Donald Danforth Plant Science Center has opened a new phenotyping facility that’s a growth chamber capable of taking continuous pictures of plants.
Wednesday, September 25, 2013
(Rejournals) McCarthy Building Companies and the art of expansion projects
McCarthy, the construction manager on the $45 million expansion of the Donald Danforth Plant Science Center. McCarthy originally built the center – a research institute with a mission to improve the human condition through plant science – in 2001.
(HispanicBusiness.com) WUSTL engineers to study process of moving iron from soil into plants
Two Washington University investigators are combining forces with Ivan Baxter, PhD, USDA research scientist at the Donald Danforth Plant Science Center among others to study process of moving iron from soil into plants.