Wednesday, October 02, 2013
(Slate) Sorry, Chipotle, Some Conveyor Belts Are Good for Agriculture
The $3.5 million, 1,755 sq. ft. addition to the Danforth Center, scientists can monitor plant growth, photosynthesis, and water content with Walter White-like precision. By way of conveyor and robotic arm, test plants receive meticulous portions of everything they need—the conveyors truck them through watering and nutrient stations—in addition to near-constant checkups from three kinds of imaging systems.
Friday, September 27, 2013
(Ag Professional) KeyGene, Donald Danforth Plant Science Center to collaborate
KeyGene and The Donald Danforth Plant Science Center announced a collaboration to strengthen the plant imaging capabilities at the newly built, one-of-a-kind Bellwether Phenotyping Facility at the Danforth Center.
(St. Louis Beacon) Plant science leaders see recruitment, funding as future challenges
With major commercial and educational institutions in place and expanding, the St. Louis region’s designation as a plant science research center is unlikely to fade away.
Thursday, September 26, 2013
(St. Louis Business Journal) Danforth Center’s new growth center puts plants in the spotlight
The Donald Danforth Plant Science Center has opened a new phenotyping facility that’s a growth chamber capable of taking continuous pictures of plants.
Wednesday, September 25, 2013
(Rejournals) McCarthy Building Companies and the art of expansion projects
McCarthy, the construction manager on the $45 million expansion of the Donald Danforth Plant Science Center. McCarthy originally built the center – a research institute with a mission to improve the human condition through plant science – in 2001.
(HispanicBusiness.com) WUSTL engineers to study process of moving iron from soil into plants
Two Washington University investigators are combining forces with Ivan Baxter, PhD, USDA research scientist at the Donald Danforth Plant Science Center among others to study process of moving iron from soil into plants.
(Washington University in St. Louis) Children’s Discovery Institute awards $2.4 million
Mark Manary, MD, will employ powerful biomedical research techniques with state-of-the-art clinical trials to address environmental enteropathy.
(West Newsmagazine) Leaders in biotechnology come to West County for two days of ‘Ag Innovation’
Anyone viewing agriculture as an industry ranking low on the technology sophistication scale would have received a radically different picture at the recent Ag Innovation Showcase at the Donald Danforth Plant Science Center.
(AgriMarketing) Danforth Plant Science Center Opens Phenotyping Facility
The Donald Danforth Plant Science Center today announced the opening of the Bellwether Foundation Phenotyping Facility, further strengthening its imaging and robotics capabilities that accelerate the pace of scientific discovery.
(St. Louis Beacon) Danforth Center grows by being a 'magnet' for plant science professionals
At a time when federal and state budget cuts have made governmental-based funding more scarce, the Danforth Center has managed to delve into major plant science research initiatives with the help of public grants, private foundations and corporations.
(Newsmagazine Network) Biotech Powerhouse: West County companies gain international reputation
In July, the Donald Danforth Plant Science Center announced a $45 million expansion to make room for 100 new scientists at the Creve Coeur facility. And just this month, the Danforth Center hosted the fifth annual Ag Innovation Showcase, drawing a global cohort of companies, investors, entrepreneurs and thought leaders in biotechnology.
(St. Louis Business Journal) Ag Innovation Showcase, ITEN 2nd Thursday lead loaded tech calendar
Here is a list of tech events this week aimed at educating and informing local small-business owners, entrepreneurs and those interested in the St. Louis startup scene.
(St. Louis Business Journal) Ag Innovation Showcase agenda and list of startup presenters
The Ag Innovation Showcase takes place at the Donald Danforth Plant Science Center Tuesday and Wednesday. Here’s the agenda.
(St. Louis Business Journal) Monsanto’s Fraley pushes collaboration in Ag Innovation talk
The days of a single scientific advance alone having a maximum impact on agriculture are over, Monsanto’s top technology executive told the crowd at the Ag Innovation Showcase on Tuesday.
(St. Louis Business Journal) Benson Hill makes big pitch at Ag Innovation Showcase
Given roughly 10 minutes to pitch his company at the Ag Innovation Showcase, Matt Crisptold an audience of fellow entrepreneurs, investors and scientists that Benson Hill Biosystems is doing something simple, really.
(St. Louis Today) McCarthy to manage Danforth Center project
McCarthy Building Cos. is the construction manager for the $45 million expansion of the Donald Danforth Plant Science Center, in Creve Coeur.
(St. Louis Beacon) St. Louis develops a reputation as pre-eminent plant science hub
That collection of institutions and companies, some say, make St. Louis a “magnet” for start-ups. Smaller companies can use the laboratories and equipment of nearby facilities to substantially reduce their capital costs.
(Agri Pulse) Research leader says innovation needed to meet global challenges
Innovation must increase in agriculture to keep up with the demand projected by a global population that is now expected to rise from a current 7.1 billion people to as many as 10 billion in less than 40 years.
(St. Louis Beacon) Agricultural innovators look to grow bumper crop of businesses in St. Louis
St. Louis has become a hub for agricultural sciences and commercialization but still lags in capital formation. That was the sentiment expressed by attendees at the Ag Innovation Showcase held at the Donald Danforth Plant Science Center.
(AG Professional) Danforth Plant Science Center adds plant phenotyping facility
The Donald Danforth Plant Science Center announced the opening of the Bellwether Foundation Phenotyping Facility, further strengthening its imaging and robotics capabilities that accelerate the pace of scientific discovery.