Todd Mockler, Ph.D.

The goal of Todd’s research is to elucidate the means to predict plant performance, responses and behaviors from genetic, epigenetic, transcriptomic data across a range of environments. Achieving this goal requires developing new computational tools, predictive algorithms, modeling approaches, development of monocot-focused experimental tools, and a high-throughput digital phenotyping platform.

Monday, 02 October 2017

U.S. Department of Energy Awards Danforth Center $16M to Enhance Sorghum for Bioenergy

A multi-institutional research effort aims to optimize photosynthesis and water use efficiency
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Tuesday, 29 August 2017

Drought Response in Global Crops may be as Complex as Day and Night

Pioneering study makes important advances in understanding how plants respond to water stress
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Thursday, 20 April 2017

(St. Louis Business Journal) Helix Center startup licenses tech from Danforth Center

Edison Agrosciences has licensed tech from the Donald Danforth Plant Science Center to aid in the biotech company's development of natural rubber.
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Wednesday, 19 April 2017

Edison Agrosciences Licenses Technology from the Danforth Center

New Software provides an Alternative Method for Identifying Relevant Genes
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Wednesday, 25 January 2017

Leading Foundation Working to Empower Farmers in Sub-Saharan Africa Taps Danforth Center

Leading Foundation Working to Empower Farmers in Sub-Saharan Africa Taps Danforth Center
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Wednesday, 25 January 2017

Danforth Center Expands Major Research Program to Benefit Farmers in the Developing World

Sorghum is an ideal crop to meet the predicted doubling of global demand for food and fuel by 2050 with less impact on the environment.
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Tuesday, 01 November 2016

Danforth Plant Science Center Develops Versatile Field Phenotyping to Benefit Farmers

Solar-powered PheNode is set for investment stage.
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Tuesday, 18 October 2016

Raspberry Pi Jam Attracts Innovators to the Danforth Center

The Danforth Center’s third Jam featured robotics, microcomputers, art, 3D printing and other interactive displays.
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Tuesday, 27 September 2016

Momentum Continues with the Eighth Annual Ag Innovation Showcase

Expanded content sessions, panels and participants reflects the growth and potential in the agtech space.
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Tuesday, 02 August 2016

New Robotic Phenotyper Deployed to Advance Improvement of Key Bioenergy Crop

The world’s largest robotic field scanner is providing insight on how plants adapt to their changing environments.
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Tuesday, 19 July 2016

Partnership with Benson Hill Biosystems Focuses Efforts on Sorghum as a Next-Generation Bioenergy Source

Sorghum’s adaptability to diverse environments, low fertilizer requirements, high biomass potential and its compatibility with row crop production position it to become the premier bioenergy crop in the United States.
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Tuesday, 12 July 2016

2016 Ag Showcase Presenting Companies

Ag Showcase alumni transform ideas into practical solutions that combine humanitarian concern with commercial viability. 
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Monday, 11 July 2016

Crop Roots Enact Austerity Measures During Drought to Bank Water

With a growing world population and a changing climate, understanding how agriculturally important plants respond to drought is crucial.
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Tuesday, 14 June 2016

Announcing New Research to Address Global Food Security and the Sustainability of Coastal Golf Courses

The Danforth Center’s mission to improve the human condition through plant science directly translates to addressing the food security and sustainability challenges in our world.
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Tuesday, 07 June 2016

Illumina Announces Donald Danforth Plant Science Center to Receive Agricultural Greater Good Initiative Grant to Improve Food Security in Sub-Saharan Africa

Project Leverages HiSeq X Ten System to Accelerate Grain Sorghum Breeding.
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Monday, 25 April 2016

Events and Accolades Mark the Dedication of the William H. Danforth Wing

Earlier this month, the Danforth Center celebrated its biggest milestone since the opening of the initial building in 2001.
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Monday, 04 January 2016

(AGWeb) How Resurrection Plants Could Lead to More Drought-Tolerant Crops

Recent genome sequencing of Oropetium grass has given researchers a blueprint in distinguishing genes related to phenomenal plant resilience. 
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Wednesday, 18 November 2015

(GenomeWeb) With Single-Molecule Sequencing, Researchers Generate Near-Complete Grass Genome

Using single-molecule sequencing, researchers led by the Donald Danforth Plant Science Center's Todd Mockler have generated a near-complete genome of Oropetium thomaeum, a desiccation-tolerant grass.
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Wednesday, 11 November 2015

Scientists Sequence Drought Tolerant Grass Using Single Molecule Real-Time Sequencing

Analysis results in greater understanding of important biological traits related to crop drought tolerance
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Friday, 28 August 2015

(AgFunder) How the ‘Rockstar’ Scientists at The Photosynthesis Company Benson Hill Raised $7.3m Series A

The 'rockstars' are the co-founders of Benson Hill Biosystems, the biotech company that is developing crop traits to improve crop productivity through photosynethis.
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