Friday, December 12, 2014
As 2014 wraps up, we’d like to share some remarkable blogs that we followed this year and hope you find them interesting as well.
Friday, December 05, 2014MO DIRT will use citizen scientists to collect and analyze soil samples and record meteorological information in their communities.
Wednesday, November 26, 2014This year I am writing again to thank you who make possible the life and progress of the Donald Danforth Plant Science Center.
Wednesday, November 19, 2014The Danforth Center and the University of Missouri are strengthening their collaboration with University of Missouri and will hire four new researchers who will hold joint appointments at both institutions and tenure at MU.
Tuesday, November 11, 2014Howard Berg, Ph.D. joined the Danforth Center in 2000 as Integrated Microscopy Facility Director. His research is focused on using both live cell imaging and electron microscopy to study how plant cells are organized mechanistically to produce the outcome that we see in a crop plant.
Monday, November 03, 2014Join us on November 20th as featured panelists discuss the infrastructure a region needs to support a successful start-up community, how St. Louis compares to other regions, and how local businesses, institutions, and individuals can help to advance business innovation in our region.
Tuesday, October 28, 2014The Danforth Center celebrated the intersection of science and service at its 13th annual Plantasia Gala on October 25, 2014. Guests gathered to honor two individuals chosen to receive the Danforth Distinguished Service Award and Danforth Award for Plant Science.
Wednesday, October 22, 2014As expansion efforts continue to advance, the Danforth Center has hired Andrea Eveland, Ph.D., as a principal investigator and assistant member.
Friday, October 17, 2014The 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.
Wednesday, October 15, 2014A team of scientists at the Danforth Center have developed a new way of identifying genes that are important for photosynthesis in maize, and in rice.
Thursday, October 09, 2014What could the natural diversity and beauty of plant leaves have in common with one of mankind’s greatest creative inventions, the violin? Much more than you might imagine.
Friday, October 03, 2014The 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.
Wednesday, October 01, 2014To illustrate the research of Dan Chitwood at the Danforth Center, photographer Craig Cutler translated the science into a visual narrative for National Geographic.
Monday, September 29, 2014This year’s event was very social on Twitter by using the hashtag #MacroOfMicro and having the ability to access an online social media directory.
Wednesday, September 24, 2014We welcome you to learn more and interact with the speakers, panelists and event organizers during the three day event. Here is this year's Social Media Directory for your use of Twitter handles of many of those participating during Fall Symposium. We look forward to your Tweets!
Monday, September 22, 2014Roots & Shoots’ September Guest blogger, Kaoutar El Mounadi, Ph.D., from Dilip Shah's Lab explains her research on how to devise more effective strategies for genetic engineering of resistance to fungal and oomycete pathogens in transgenic plants and to ensure their mammalian and crop safety.
Friday, September 19, 2014
Donald Danforth Plant Science Center’s Leadership Council hosted physicist Amory B. Lovins, Cofounder, Chief Scientist and Chairman Emeritus of the Rocky Mountain Institute as the featured speaker for SEEDS of Change. More than 300 guests attended the annual event on September 16, 2014.
Wednesday, September 10, 2014Last month, guests gathered for the Center’s Conversations program. Dr. Danforth took a moment to recognize and thank Dr. Jim Davis for his support and for serving as moderator of Conversations program for many years.
Monday, September 08, 2014We welcome you to learn more and interact with the presenters, speakers, panelists and event organizers during the three day event. Here is this year's Social Media Directory for your use of Twitter handles of many of those participating during Ag Innovation Showcase. We look forward to your Tweets!
Friday, September 05, 2014For Hernan, it’s been a long journey from the young boy in Centrál, Mexico, who wondered why the village farmers could not grow zucchini and tomato, to becoming a scientific leader in the study of plant viruses.