Thursday, September 22, 2016
(St. Louis Public Radio) Danforth Science Center Researches Indigo Plant Genes to Make Denim Jeans More Eco-friendly
The project aims to produce 26,000 acres of indigo crops by 2021 to meet market demand and become cost-competitive with synthetic indigo dye products.
Sunday, September 18, 2016
(St. Louis Post-Dispatch) Lab Space Crunch: Urgency Builds for Biotech Startup Labs in Wake of Monsanto Deal
“It was important then and it will be imperative now to do everything we can to retain that intellectual capital and talent,” said Donn Rubin, president and CEO of BioSTL, the nonprofit organization that operates BioGenerator.
Thursday, September 15, 2016
(St. Louis Economic Development Partnership) The Missouri Ag Story
St. Louis is home to the most plant scientists anywhere in the world, but it doesn’t stop there.
(St. Louis Post-Dispatch) Merger Puts Spotlight on Monsanto's Charitable Giving
“Yes, Monsanto has been a terrific supporter over the years, but we receive support from a whole host of companies including Monsanto’s competitors,” said Sam Fiorello, chief operating officer at the Danforth Center. “I’m optimistic that we won’t see any significant negative impacts of this,” he said of the region.
Wednesday, September 14, 2016
(Textile World) National Science Foundation Supports Stony Creek Colors And Danforth Center Collaboration For Bio-Based Indigo Business Project
“Genomics and non-destructive, high-throughput phenotyping are cornerstones of our research at the Danforth Center, and it’s exciting to have the opportunity to use the methods we have developed to directly accelerate improvements in a sustainable indigo feedstock,” said Noah Fahlgren, Ph.D. director, Bioinformatics Core, Danforth Plant Science Center, co-principal Investigator on the project.
Monday, September 12, 2016
(St. Louis Public Radio) More Women-Led Companies to Present at Ag Innovation Showcase
Women are getting more involved in agtech. It’s evident at the Ag Innovation Showcase, a conference of agricultural innovators, scientists and investors that takes place annually at the Donald Danforth Plant Science Center.
Monday, August 29, 2016
(Chemical & Engineering News) Transforming Agriculture, Again
Gene-editing with CRISPR/Cas9 accelerates trait development in crop plants.
Monday, August 22, 2016
(St. Louis Business Journal) 20 Companies to Present at Ag Innovation Showcase
The Ag Innovation Showcase is scheduled for Sept. 12-14 at the Donald Danforth Plant Science Center.
Wednesday, August 17, 2016
(Crop Science Society of America) Sayonara, Kudzu Bug?
Adam Bray, graduate student in the Topp Lab at the Danforth Center has spent a lot of time with kudzu bugs. He is researching the bug’s destruction of soybeans and how to protect the crop.
Friday, August 05, 2016
(The New Economy) Agriculture Innovators Prepare for September’s Ag Innovation Showcase
The Ag Innovation Showcase brings together the industry’s brightest minds in the hopes of securing a more efficient and sustainable future for agriculture.
Thursday, August 04, 2016
(St. Louis Business Journal) U.S. Firms Built Technology Behind the Rio Olympics: TechFlash 7 Things
Valent BioSciences Corporation and the Danforth Center have finalized a multi-year agreement.
(Agri-View) Root Research Uses Real-Time Imaging
Until now, the only way for plant scientists to observe in-field root development has been to extract roots from the soil. Imaging technology will enable research without adversely affecting plant development, according to the organizations.
Tuesday, July 19, 2016
(BRDG Park) NewLeaf Symbiotics Appoints VP for Research and Discovery
Microbial expert joins agricultural biologicals company.
Friday, July 08, 2016
(KMOV News 4) Imagine a Better St. Louis: Science Center
Andre Hepkins reports on the hub of scientific development in the region.
Thursday, July 07, 2016
(GreenBiz) Bayer, DuPont Bet $15 Million that Agtech is Ready to Bloom
"We've taken what Silicon Valley has done very well in the acclerator space and adapted it to agriculture."
Monday, June 20, 2016
(People Behind the Science) Dr. Malia Gehan: Cool Research on Plant Responses to Temperature Stress
Dr. Malia Gehan is a new Assistant Member at the Donald Danforth Plant Science Center. Her research examines how to improve crops in terms of their response to temperature stress and other abiotic stresses.
Friday, June 17, 2016
(St. Louis Business Journal) Danforth Center to Study How to Slow Golf Turf Damage
As the U.S. Open tees off this week, the Donald Danforth Plant Science could be at the forefront of slowing turf damage after receiving a $30,000 grant from the U.S. Golf Association.
Tuesday, June 14, 2016
(St. Louis Post-Dispatch) Danforth Center and USGA Partnering to Improve Golf Course Sustainability
As golfers tee off at the U.S. Open this week, researchers at the Donald Danforth Plant Science Center are literally watching grass grow to find ways to improve turf on golf courses.
Friday, June 10, 2016
(Washington Monthly) St. Louis, Entrepreneurial Boomtown
Metro areas all over the country are trying to nurture startups, without much luck. The Gateway City is succeeding. What’s its secret?
Wednesday, June 08, 2016
(KMOV News 4) New Innovation District Hopes to Tap Into Scientific, Economic Resources
A plan for a new innovation district, much like Cortex in the Central West End, is being planned in hopes of bringing thousands of jobs to the Creve Coeur area.