Tuesday, January 19, 2016Recent genome sequencing of Oropetium grass has given researchers a blueprint in distinguishing genes related to phenomenal plant resilience.
Monday, January 11, 2016The Donald Danforth Plant Science Center is in pursuit of sustainable solutions to some of the most pressing global challenges of the 21st century.
Tuesday, January 05, 2016The project has been described as ‘one of the great undertakings in plant sciences of the early 21st century’.
Monday, December 28, 2015RNA interference is proving to be a valuable tools for agriculture, allowing researchers to develop pathogen-resistant and more-nutritious crops.
Tuesday, December 22, 2015Scientists are developing an improved cassava that will allow communities to produce more food and income from cassava farming. Leading agricultural research organizations are working together to evaluate VIRCA cassava, which protects against devastating plant viral diseases as a potential new way to improve livelihoods.
Tuesday, December 08, 2015James Carrington, Ph.D., president of the Danforth Center was cited as one of five creative thinkers who are changing our world.
Tuesday, December 01, 2015Join us for Giving Tuesday today!
Tuesday, November 24, 2015Thanks to each of you for your role in what I believe is a noble effort to make the world a better and safer place for humans and many other living things.
Tuesday, November 17, 2015More than 15 Danforth Center employees came together to build and manage the Center's first sustainable community garden.
Tuesday, November 10, 2015Science improving food security with collaboration.
Thursday, October 29, 2015Ambassador George Herbert “Bert” Walker III and Sir David Baulcombe were honored at the 14th annual Plantasia Gala for their dedication to service and science.
Wednesday, October 21, 2015“Inspiring. Amazing. Thought-provoking.” These are some of the words guests used to describe remarks given by environmental economist Peter A. Seligmann, chairman and CEO of Conservation International at the SEEDS of CHANGE event on October 14, 2015.
Friday, October 16, 2015The Danforth Center leadership team welcomed U.S. Senator Roy Blunt and Kenichiro Sasae, Japanese Ambassador to the U.S. to the campus.
Thursday, October 08, 2015Welcome to the Danforth Center and Missouri Botanical Garden's first joint Fall Symposium titled From Darwin to Borlaug: Biocomplexity in Natural and Agricultural Systems.
Thursday, October 01, 2015Join the Donald Danforth Plant Science Center’s Maker Group to learn, create and build at the second Raspberry Pi Jam on Saturday, October 3, 2015 from 1PM – 5PM.
Thursday, September 24, 2015Now in its seventh year, the Ag Innovation Showcase continues to be the “go to” event where meaningful partnerships begin and funding awareness is raised.
Monday, September 14, 2015Guest bloger, Sheila Sweeney, interim CEO, St. Louis Economic Development Partnership, explains the Partnership's vision for the plant science ecosystem in St. Louis.
Tuesday, September 08, 2015What features over 15,000 jobs, more than $1 billion in company investments in the last 13 years and is poised to grow dramatically? The Saint Louis Plant and Life Science Economy.
Tuesday, September 01, 2015"I think it’s important to remind people that agriculture is not just in the fields, but it is research," McCaskill said. "And it’s the commercialization of research that allows for food and security and better yields and better nutrition, and that’s what’s going on here."
Friday, August 28, 2015The Plant Pulse is a feature of the Danforth Center Roots and Shoots Blog that includes a sampling of interesting stories about agriculture, the environment, food security, climate change, bioenergy, events, and the impact of plant science.