Tuesday, September 24, 2013The Bellwether Foundation Phenotyping Facility will further strengthen our imaging and robotics capabilities that accelerate the pace of scientific discovery. The one-of-a-kind facility will automate continuous plant imaging, and provide accurate control over experimental conditions.
Wednesday, September 18, 2013Donors make it possible for the Danforth Center to accelerate discovery and create mission impact. Through their generosity and support, the Center is able to maintain state-of-the-art facilities, purchase new equipment and technology, provide education and outreach programs among other activities aimed at improving human health, preserving and renewing our environment, and enhancing our region as a world center for plant science.
Wednesday, September 18, 2013The Plant Pulse is a feature of the Danforth Center Roots and Shoots Blog that includes a sampling of interesting stories about world hunger and malnutrition, food security, climate change, biofuels, agriculture, the environment, conferences and events, and the impact of plant science. We hope this compilation of stories and information will serve as an interesting source of information for you.
Wednesday, September 18, 2013The 2013 Ag Innovation Showcase provided an international gathering of over 350 Ag industry leaders, emerging innovators and investors in ag-bio, renewable energy, sustainable materials, food production, animal health and farming technologies with 19 companies presenting. View images of this year’s event.
Monday, September 09, 2013
Today kicks off the 2013 Ag Innovation Showcase. This year, we are celebrating an important milestone; the fifth year of the premier Showcase. Over the next few days, the Ag Showcase will be exploring important global issues in ag-bio such as, renewable energy, sustainable materials, food production, animal health and farming technologies.
Tuesday, September 03, 2013The Plant Pulse is a feature of the Danforth Center Roots and Shoots Blog that includes a sampling of interesting stories about world hunger and malnutrition, food security, climate change, biofuels, agriculture, the environment, conferences and events, and the impact of plant science. We hope this compilation of stories and information will serve as an interesting source of information for you.
Tuesday, September 03, 2013The last decade has seen an explosion of digital profiling techniques on the molecular scale. The next decade will see a similar explosion in digital profiling of phenotypic outputs driven by advances in imaging and robotics. The Danforth Center’s 15th Annual Fall Symposium will highlight cutting-edge science that has led to real biological understanding in a wide range of organisms.
Tuesday, September 03, 2013RNA silencing is applied to crops to protect against pests and diseases, increase survival during droughts, advance plant performance and enhance nutritional value.
Tuesday, September 03, 2013Roots & Shoots’ August Guest blogger, Timothy Anderson, is a postdoctoral associate in Dr. Tom Brutnell’s lab in the Enterprise Rent-A-Car Institute for Renewable Fuels at the Danforth Center. He is focused on engineering an alternative C4 photosynthetic pathway into the model plant Setaria viridis.
Tuesday, September 03, 2013Dr. Kutchan’s lab is dedicated to investigating how plants produce medicinal compounds at the enzyme and gene level, which could lead to new sources of medications for use against conditions such as dementia and cancer.
Tuesday, September 03, 2013Don't miss these upcoming events in St. Louis focusing on bringing plant discoveries to the marketplace, ag innovation, plant science and the St. Louis region, plant genomics, imaging and robotics and biofuels.
Monday, April 22, 2013Roots & Shoots’ April Guest blogger: Sarit Weissmann a Postdoctoral Associate in Dr. Tom Brutnell’s lab, Enterprise Institute for Renewable Fuels at the Danforth Center.
All living, multicellular organisms originate fro ...
Tuesday, February 19, 2013Roots & Shoots' February Guest blogger: Anthony Studer from Dr. Tom Brutnell’s lab at the Danforth Center.
An increasing global population, shifts in land use, economic development, global climate change, and rising energy prices have put a ...
Monday, January 14, 2013Guest blogger, Dr. Sankalpi Warnasooriya from Dr. Tom Brutnell's lab at the Danforth Center sheds some light on her research with model grasses that are closely related to major food, fuel and bioenergy grasses.
Environmental cues relay informati ...
Monday, October 22, 2012Realizing I’m late for my taxi ride to the airport, I rushed up the stairs from the Danforth Center’s Café while my delicious lunch had hardly settled in my stomach. The taxi driver was waiting patiently by the receptionist’s desk, and pleasantly ...
Saturday, October 20, 2012Trees suffered over the summer with scorching temperatures and little rainfall and are showing symptoms of stress instead of bright colorful leaves. The trees that combated those harsh conditions have dropped their leaves due to stress or are holding ...