Wednesday, September 10, 2014
(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.
Monday, June 23, 2014
(St. Louis on the Air) How Did The Danforth Plant Science Center Attract European Seed Company KWS To St. Louis?
Out of all possible locations in the United States, German seed company KWS chose St. Louis as the site of its North American headquarters. What made St. Louis stand out from the rest?
Thursday, June 19, 2014
(Site Selection) Agriculture: Meet Me in St. Louis
Leading global seed company opens Gateway Research Center on Danforth Center Campus.
Wednesday, June 18, 2014
(Mo.gov) KWS announces new research facility in St. Louis
Gov. Nixon joined company officials of KWS, leaders from the Danforth Center and local economic development partners at BRDG Park to announce the KWS Gateway Research Center that is expected to create 75 high-paying jobs in the next three to five years.
Tuesday, June 17, 2014
(St. Louis Public Radio) The Power Of WE
Commentary by Sam Fiorello: Yesterday I was proud to be part of a team that announced that St. Louis had been chosen by one of the world's largest companies in the food and agriculture industry for the location of its new North American research facility.
Thursday, June 12, 2014
(The Missourian) SCHS Student Wins State Science Award
St. Clair High School student, Hannah Krouper, who is involved with the Tech Trunk program at the Danforth Center, captured top honors late last month at the Missouri Department of Conservation Discovery Nature School State Science Fair, and also has earned a trip to the Genius Olympiad in New York state.
(Farm Press) Agricultural technology ‘absolutely essential’ to meet world food needs
With total food demand expected to increase by 70 percent in just under 40 years, and food prices forecast to rise as much as 100 percent, there is “enormous opportunity” for innovation and investment in agricultural technology, according to a recently published white paper from the Kauffman Foundation and the Danforth Center.
(Bloomberg) Andean Superfood Lost in Quinoa Craze as Orphan Crop
Orphan crops, a plant that receives little research or market attention compared with agribusiness mainstays, are important for food security and are critical for large numbers of people, but they don’t create significant revenues or profits that can be put into the improvement of that crop.