Student Scientific Program Gets Boost from Two National Foundations

“These grants help expand our program by supporting additional interns to engage in an international research environment with a diverse set of research areas,” Dr. Leslie Hicks, Principle Investigator at the Donald Danforth Plant Science Center. - April 13, 2012

Danforth Plant Science Center Ranks in Top 10 Best Places to Work-Postdocs

The Donald Danforth Plant Science Center was recently ranked 8th in The Scientist Magazine's 2012 “Best Places to Work Postdocs” survey of non-tenured life scientists working in academia, industry or noncommercial research institutions. The Danforth Center employs 39 postdocs. More than... - April 04, 2012

National Science Foundation Supports Research Aimed at Reducing the Use of Fertilizer

“The USDA-ARS lab at the Danforth Center can rapidly analyze large genetic populations of the diverse staple crop with the statistically powerful resource of Nested Association Mapping,” said Baxter. - January 27, 2012

Danforth Center Scientist Elected AAAS Fellow

Dr. Eliot Herman, member at the Donald Danforth Plant Science Center has been elected fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) Fellow. - December 07, 2011

Researchers Demonstrate Green Tea Compound is Effective in Treating Genetic Disorder and Two Types of Tumors

Collaboration with the Stanley lab shows that there are natural compounds from plants that can control this deadly disorder and, with the atomic structure in hand, can be used as a starting point for further drug design. - August 17, 2011

Danforth Center’s “Conversations” Series Continues with Let’s talk with Dr. Jim Carrington: A New Leader, an Expanding Vision

The event is sponsored by Boeing. The program will feature the Center’s new President, Dr. James C. Carrington, who will discuss his vision for the institution, along with his hopes for the future of plant science. - August 07, 2011

Researchers Discover Method to Decrease Harmful Cyanogens and Increase Protein Levels in Key Staple Crop

“This breakthrough demonstrates that it is possible to use genetic modification to deliver enhanced cassava with decreased cyanogenic content as well as increased protein and essential amino acids that will directly benefit children and at-risk populations,” said Narayanan. - August 04, 2011

Region’s BioScience Leaders Step Up to the Plate to Fight Hunger

“We are grateful to Bill DeWitt and the St. Louis Cardinals for the opportunity to showcase our region’s expertise in bioscience and to educate people of all ages about our efforts to find solutions to critical issues such as world hunger and energy independence,” said William H. Danforth, chair Danforth Plant Science Center. “I hope fans will attend the game on August 28 and also participate in the World Food Day commemoration on October 14 & 15.” - July 29, 2011

Danforth Center Licenses Technology from Dow AgroSciences to Improve Important Staple Crop

Project Aims to Enhance Food Security for Millions Living in the Developing World - July 17, 2011

Danforth Plant Science Center Ranked in Top 10 Best Places to Work in Academia

The Scientist Magazine Survey Ranks Danforth Center 8th - July 13, 2011

Agriculture Secretary Appoints Danforth Center Scientist to Advisory Committee on Biotechnology and 21st Century Agriculture

"This advisory committee will come together to continue investigating the challenges of coexistence among different forms of agricultural production," said Vilsack. "I hope this committee will recommend workable solutions that will enhance the ability of all farmers to grow the crops they want in order to effectively meet the needs of their customers." - June 29, 2011

St. Louis to Host International Algal Biofuels Conference

The program has been designed to provide a new level of direct interaction between preeminent scientific leaders in this rapidly developing scientific field, the strategic partners and delegates. - June 16, 2011

New Challenge from Danforth Center for New Solutions

Donors Will Match Gifts to Resolve Global Issues. - June 03, 2011

Danforth Center Host Author of Caught in the Middle

Seeds of Change to Feature Richard C. Longworth for a Visionary Event - May 19, 2011

Viruses Teach Researchers How to Protect Corn from Fungal Infection

Key finding has the potential to improve corn yields worldwide - March 02, 2011

Toni Kutchan to Receive the Fellows Award

St. Louis Academy of Science recognizes Danforth Center Scientist. - January 20, 2011

Critical Knowledge About Opium’s Atomic Structure Discovered by Danforth Center Researchers

Danforth Center finding key to the development of plant-based pharmaceuticals - January 19, 2011

NAABB Consortium Announces Successful Conversion of Algal Oil to High Quality Biodiesel

Method employs cost saving catalyst and produces useful byproducts - November 19, 2010

Danforth Center First World Food Day Commemoration Produced 355,000 Meals

Center Exceeds goal to feed malnourished people with the help of the St. Louis Community. - October 31, 2010

Danforth Center’s "Conversations" Series Continues with the Progression of Plant Science Featuring Dr. Roger Beachy

The program will feature the Center’s founding President, Roger Beachy. - October 28, 2010

Danforth Plant Science Center 12th Annual Fall Symposium

Speakers from across the Nation to discuss Advances in Structural Biology - September 17, 2010

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