Monday, July 20, 2015
(The Scientist) Improving Crops with RNAi
Nigel Taylor, senior research scientist and Narender Nehra, director of regulatory affairs in the Institute for International Crop Improvement (IICI) co-authored this article about how RNA interference is proving to be a valuable tool for agriculture, allowing researchers to develop pathogen-resistant and more-nutritious crops.
Tuesday, July 07, 2015
(St. Louis Post-Dispatch) Region Grapples with Hotter Future as it Looks to Adapt to Climate Change
Danforth Center associate member and Geraldine and Robert Virgil distinguished investigator Todd Mockler, Ph.D., was featured on the front cover of the Post-Dispatch over the holiday weekend.
Friday, June 19, 2015
(St. Louis Public Radio) Girl Scouts Take Over the Danforth Center for Three Days of Science Learning – and Fun
More than 60 Girl Scouts from second grade to high school are attending a week-long, all-girls science camp where they are learning from women scientists about all things plant science.
Thursday, June 18, 2015
(St. Louis Post-Dispatch) DOE Gives Danforth Center $8 Million for Sorghum Study
“These will be optimized for the U.S. sorghum bioenergy belt, making this crop a leading feedstock source for biofuel production,” said Danforth scientist Todd Mockler, who is leading the project.
(St. Louis Business Journal) Danforth Center Wins $8 Million DOE Grant for Sorghum Project
The grant supports a program focused on progressing research on sorghum as a bioenergy source.
Friday, May 29, 2015
(American Society of Plant Biologists) Leading Plant Science Society Recognizes Two Danforth Center Scientists
Congratulations to Andrea Eveland, Ph.D. and Dan Chitwood, Ph.D. on receiving these prestigious awards!
Wednesday, May 27, 2015
(KSDK News Channel 5) Expanded Innovation Hub to Create Opportunity for Future Growth
James Carrington, Ph.D., president of the Donald Danforth Plant Science Center and Denny Coleman, CEO of St. Louis Economic Development Partnership discuss the recent $500,000 grant award from the U.S. Department of Commerce.
Friday, May 22, 2015
(St. Louis Business Journal) NewLeaf Symbiotics Hires Three Key Executives
NewLeaf CEO, Tom Laurita welcomes new team members into BRDG Park.
Monday, May 04, 2015
(IBA News) St. Louis Leaders Seek Collaborative Opportunities to Advance Technology at Agritech 2015
Sam Fiorello, chief operating officer and senior vice president for administration and finance at The Donald Danforth Plant Science Center and president of Bio Research & Development Growth Park (BRDG Park) represented the St. Louis atech ecosystem at Agritech 2015.
Wednesday, February 18, 2015
(MIT Technology Review) Supercharged Photosynthesis
Advanced genetic tools could help boost crop yields and feed billions more people.
Friday, February 13, 2015
(St. Louis Post-Dispatch) Danforth Plant Science Center nets $200,000 Bank of America award
The Donald Danforth Plant Science Center was given an award this week from the Bank of America Charitable Foundation.
Tuesday, February 03, 2015
(FOX 2 Now) Learn About 'Raspberry Pie' Technology
How do raspberries and computers go together?
(Alive Magazine) The New STL: Innovators 2015
St. Louis is reinventing itself as a city of innovation. Meet the bold minds that are helping us get there.
Tuesday, January 20, 2015
(Techli) Raspberry Pi Foundation Awards Grant to Danforth’s Maker Group
The Donald Danforth Plant Science Center’s Maker Group has received a grant to engage local educators in the St. Louis region to develop an educational package that introduces students to electronics, plant science and computing.
Tuesday, November 18, 2014
(St. Louis Business Journal) Danforth and MU to hire joint researchers
The Danforth Center and the University of Missouri plan to deepen their relationship with the addition of four new researchers who will hold joint appointments at both institutions.
Friday, October 31, 2014
(St. Louis Business Journal) NewLeaf Sees the Future of Biotech, and it's Pink
The Post Dispatch recently interview Tom Laurita about NewLeaf and its experiences in St. Louis.
Thursday, October 30, 2014
(International New York Times) How Stradivari Came to Dictate Violin Design
For his research into the architecture of plant species, Dr. Chitwood often relies on statistical techniques that allow a researcher to quantify a shape and then compare it to others. He wondered if he could use the same method to understand how the shape of string instruments has changed over time.
Tuesday, October 28, 2014
(National Geographic) The Next Green Revolution
Modern supercrops will be a big help. But agriculture can’t be fixed by biotech alone.
Thursday, October 16, 2014
(Phys.org) Building a bridge from basic botany to applied agriculture
Plant scientists, including Danforth Center's Toby Kellogg, Ph.D., showcase basic plant research that provides building blocks for one of today's biggest challenges: Feeding the world in a changing climate.
Tuesday, October 14, 2014
(NPR) Danforth Center scientist discusses Morphometrics on Science Friday with Ira Flatow
From its role in biological systems to cultural products, “shape is information that can tell us a story,” says biologist Dan Chitwood. Chitwood tells us how morphology and mimicry played a role in the evolution of the modern day violin.