Thursday, October 26, 2017
(St. Louis Public Radio) In a race to prevent hunger, Danforth researchers use CRISPR to gene-edit cassava
To prove that a new-gene editing technology could be used to alter the cassava plant, scientists in the St. Louis suburbs zeroed in on a gene used to process chlorophyll. Before long, they had petri dishes full of seedlings that were white as chalk.
Thursday, October 12, 2017
(St. Louis Business Journal) Commentary: Innovation communities, big companies and the future of St. Louis
St. Louis has been reinventing itself, quietly, as one of the nation’s brightest regions for innovation.
Wednesday, October 11, 2017
(St. Louis Business Journal) Danforth Center given $3.4 million grant to improve corn yields
Researchers will use the five-year grant to develop new ways to predict a plant's traits from its genetic code and use that to enhance yield potential.
Monday, October 09, 2017
(St. Louis Post Dispatch) Danforth Center looks to the future of ethanol on a hot planet
Researchers at the Donald Danforth Plant Science Center think that sorghum — though still a common food grain — could provide a better alternative than the corn-based ethanol that dominates today’s domestic supply chain.
Tuesday, September 19, 2017
(MU Undergraduate Research) Planting a Seed
Senior biological sciences major Alex McClelland sees a lot more than green leaves when looking at a plant; he sees a living, complex organism with habits and functions similar to those of a human being.
Monday, September 11, 2017
(St. Louis Business Journal) Why a St. Louis event could be one of agtech’s biggest disruptors: 4 questions with Bayer's R&D head
Monday marks the start of the ninth annual Ag Innovation Showcase.
(TechCrunch.com) Startups focus on the microbiome as an organic solution to increase crop yields
One of the multi-billion dollar problems facing the world these days is how to grow more food.
Monday, August 28, 2017
(UMSL Daily) Mechanical engineering students develop working prototypes for the Danforth Center
This summer, 23 students in the University of Missouri–St. Louis and Washington University joint program developed designs and working prototypes to solve everyday issues for researchers at the Donald Danforth Plant Science Center as part of a capstone mechanical engineering design course..
Friday, August 25, 2017
(St. Louis Business Journal) Bayer exec heading to St. Louis for Ag Showcase next month
Adrian Percy will be the keynote speaker on Sept. 12 at the Danforth Center in Creve Coeur
Wednesday, August 16, 2017
(St. Louis Business Journal) Greitens touts Israeli relationship as economic generator
St. Louis is already home to a number of Israeli-founded companies that have moved to the area thanks to GlobalSTL, an initiative started and organized by BioSTL several years ago.
Tuesday, August 08, 2017
(Microscopy and Analysis) St Louis Special: Danforth Center
When Dr Howard Berg established the Danforth Center's Integrated Microscopy facility in 2001, his aim, as facility Director, was to provide researchers with the best instruments to image plant cells and better understand cell biology.
Monday, July 24, 2017
(UMSL Daily) REU internship at Danforth Center has UMSL student researching oilseed lipids for biofuels
Lauren Jenkins was one of 20 students out of 237 applicants to land a summer position at the facility.
Thursday, June 15, 2017
(Discover Magazine) For Funding, Scientists Turn to Unorthodox Sources
....government grants are competitive — there isn’t enough money for all the research projects out there.
Tuesday, May 30, 2017
(EQ) One Day To Sell STL: 12 Israel AgTech Companies Visit St. Louis on Spring Delegation
(EQ) On March 6, 12 AgTech companies from Israel landed in St. Louis for a day-long dive into all things startup.
Tuesday, May 23, 2017
(CEOWorld Magazine) How the Midwest of the U.S. Became the Global Agtech Leader
The middle of the U.S. is where innovation abounds. The region has actually blossomed into a dominant tech hub. Why?
Thursday, May 18, 2017
(Successful Farming) Nadia Shakoor says Phenode will help increase crop yields
10 Up & Comers: Nadia Shakoor
Thursday, May 11, 2017
(St. Louis Public Radio) Discussion of plant science innovation district to be held at Danforth Center
The Danforth Center is hosting the discussion, which will include panelists Creve Coeur Mayor Barry Glantz, Travis Sheridan, CIC Venture Café Global Institute President, and Sheila Sweeney, St. Louis Economic Development Partnership CEO .
Thursday, April 20, 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.
Monday, April 03, 2017
(Columbia Daily Tribune) A growing population gets a robotic assist
Technology aids researchers in examining efficiency, yields of crops
Friday, March 24, 2017
(HEC-TV, Higher Education Channel) Danforth Center's Maker Movement: Plants, Robots & High Altitude Balloons.
A robotically controlled growth facility, the Bellweather Phenotyper, inspired scientists at the Donald Danforth Plant Science Center to create less expensive versions for their individual labs. Sixty percent of the scientists now participate in a Maker Group, where they acquire skills to build instruments designed for their own research. One scientist, Dustin Mayfield-Jones took his skills to new heights in adventures with high altitude balloons.