Tuesday, February 03, 2015
(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.
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.
Wednesday, September 10, 2014
(St. Louis Business Journal) Here are the companies presenting at Danforth’s Ag Innovation Showcase
In addition to expert panels and keynote speeches, a group of 20 companies will pitch to a crowd of investors and conference attendees. Out of the 20 companies presenting, two are from St. Louis.
(St. Louis Business Journal) Companies pitch latest tech for farmers at Ag Innovation Showcase
Dust off your elevator speech and put on your sports coat: It’s time again for the Ag Innovation Showcase
Friday, August 29, 2014
(St. Louis Business Journal) Danforth Center Adds New Hire to Advance Technology Transfer
Fishel will focus on expanding the Center’s intellectual property and technology transfer programs, as well as monitoring the Center’s research to identify and protect intellectual property that can be used to bring products to the market place.
(UMSL Daily) STARS students receive LMI Aerospace Inc. Awards for Excellence in Research
Thirty aspiring scientists have been rewarded for a summer of hard work at the STARS Program including two Danforth Center interns.
Monday, August 25, 2014
(St. Louis Business Journal) Data farming: Researchers using drones, data to beat drought
Researchers in the state are unleashing the latest technology — everything from big data to drones — to study plants and improve yields for Missouri’s multi-billion-dollar agricultural industry amid an uncertain climate.
Tuesday, August 12, 2014
(St. Louis Business Journal) Eye on Research: Jim Carrington Talks Donald Danforth Plant Science Center Expansion
As president of the Donald Danforth Plant Science Center, Jim Carrington heads up one of the region’s leading research institutions. Carrington spoke to the St. Louis Business Journal about what’s the latest at the facility and in the research environment.
Wednesday, August 06, 2014
(St. Louis Public Radio) Missouri Institutions To Share $20 Million Grant To Study Climate Change
The National Science Foundation has awarded $20 million to academic and research institutions across Missouri to study climate change.
(St. Louis Business Journal) Danforth Center, universities win $20 million from NSF to study climate impact
A state-wide research collaboration that includes the nonprofit Donald Danforth Plant Science Center and St. Louis universities has won a five-year, $20 million grant from the National Science Foundation to study the effects of climate variability.
Thursday, July 24, 2014
(St. Louis Post-Dispatch) Federal grant to help Danforth scientists find drought genes
The Danforth Plant Science Center announced Wednesday a $1.5 million grant from the U.S. Departments of Energy and Agriculture to map the genes that control drought response in grasses used as biofuels.
Wednesday, July 23, 2014
(Biofuels Digest) The Origin of Sex
Algae researchers think they may have discovered a trigger that establishes gender, and sexual reproduction.
Wednesday, July 16, 2014
(LiveScience) Algae May Hold Key to Origin of the Sexes
A tiny, unassuming little alga may hold the secret to how the sexes evolved.
Thursday, July 10, 2014
(St. Louis Business Journal) Danforth president among world’s most cited researchers
According to Thomson Reuters’ 2014 list of the world’s most highly cited researchers, Carrington is among the most cited scientists in the plant and animal science industry.
Monday, June 30, 2014
(CNBC) Missouri aims to win in the global marketplace
We're strengthening our position as a bioscience powerhouse as the home of world-class research institutions, like the Danforth Center and the Stowers Institute, as well as global brands like Monsanto and Boehringer Ingelheim Vetmedica. In fact, Missouri boasts the world's largest concentration of plant scientists.
Thursday, June 26, 2014
(St. Louis Post-Dispatch) St. Louis Region’s Plant Science Ecosystem is Flourishing
St. Louis is home to the world’s largest concentration of plant scientists, and more than 750 plant and medical science organizations are based here. Our region has a trained, skilled workforce thanks to its many academic institutions — and a collection of other core assets that make our community attractive for companies.