The Science in Our Food
The Center’s facilities serve as regional, national and international resources
Monday, June 19, 2017
Join us Tomorrow for VENTURE CAFE NIGHT: 39 NORTH
Gathering of innovators and entrepreneurs. A place for serendipitous collisions to occur.
Friday, June 16, 2017
Seeking Impact at Scale
Life Lessons from Technology, Catalytic Philanthropy, and the Family Farm with Jeff Raikes
Tuesday, June 13, 2017
Letter from the President
2017 Danforth Center Annual Report
Tuesday, May 30, 2017
SEEDS of Change
Featuring former CEO of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
Tuesday, May 23, 2017
Growing Our Scientific Community
Welcome 2017 Summer Interns
Tuesday, May 16, 2017
Young Friends Invite You to Party with the Plants
Get your Tickets for an enjoyable evening to support innovation
Tuesday, May 09, 2017
Inaugural STEM Day Event at Jury Elementary School, Florissant, MO
Guest blogger, Ruth Kaggwa, PhD., Science Education & Outreach, highlights STEM Volunteer Opportunity with Students
Tuesday, May 02, 2017
Conversations Series, 39 North: Cultivating An Innovation Ecosystem
The Science of Growing a Region
Tuesday, April 25, 2017
Subcommittee Examines Importance of Agricultural Research
Jim Carrington testifies on the future of American agriculture
Tuesday, April 18, 2017
Preserving and Renewing the Environment
Native Landscapes Preserving Diversity
Tuesday, April 11, 2017
Venture Cafe Night: 39 North
Learn how the future of Agtech is shaping St. Louis.
Tuesday, April 04, 2017
The Maker Movement: Plants, Robots & High Altitude Balloons
Discover how innovation is driving St. Louis’ STEM education
Tuesday, March 28, 2017
Increasing photosynthetic efficiency to maximize crop yield
Guest blogger, Hui Jiang explores C4 photosynthesis and biomass production in Setaria viridis.
Wednesday, March 22, 2017
World Water Day 2017
How the Science of Water Uptake will Improve Food & Fuel
Wednesday, March 08, 2017
TEDx Talk by Dr. Jim Carrington
In his recent talk, “The Science in Our Food,” Dr. Jim Carrington, president of the Donald Danforth Plant Science Center, discusses our Grand Challenge to sustainably provide food security for a growing, changing world while also preserving natural resources and environmental integrity. Jim makes the case that we cannot meet this challenge without new science and nature-compatible technology.
Monday, March 06, 2017
Energized Crowd Attends Inaugural Venture Café @ 39 North
More than 350 people attended the inaugural Venture Cafe Night: 39 North. Forty-five percent were first time participants. The positive response to the gathering indicates the incredible interest and varied activities underway in the vibrant innovation sector of St. Louis.
Monday, February 20, 2017
Drawn to St Louis – Westward Expansion to the Center of Plant Science
Keith Duncan, research scientist in Chris Topp’s laboratory, responsible for operation and management of the new X-ray CT imaging system.
Tuesday, February 14, 2017
Summer Internship Program Support Renewed
In total, the Danforth Center has hosted 265 interns.
Monday, February 06, 2017
Join Us For Venture Café@39North
Innovation is fueled by conversation, collaboration and storytelling.
Wednesday, February 01, 2017
Translating and broadening the impact of scientific discoveries
From Setaria to Maize; From Bench to Local Communities
Wednesday, January 25, 2017
Leading Foundation Working to Empower Farmers in Sub-Saharan Africa Taps Danforth Center
Leading Foundation Working to Empower Farmers in Sub-Saharan Africa Taps Danforth Center
Monday, January 16, 2017
39 NORTH Launched
39 North Innovation District Plan Unveiled.
Monday, January 09, 2017
2017 William H. Danforth Plant Science Scholar Recipient
The Fellowship enables talented young scientists to pursue careers in this critically important field.
Thursday, December 22, 2016
Happy Holidays from the Danforth Center
Best wishes to you and yours for a healthy, happy holiday season and a prosperous new year.
Tuesday, December 13, 2016
Recipients of African Women in Agricultural Research and Development Award Work to Improve Food Security
The career development program brought three women to the United States to study current scientific techniques to help improve global food security.
Friday, December 09, 2016
What does photosynthesis actually look like?
Danforth Center Scientist Featured in Science in Real Life Episode
Thursday, December 01, 2016
St. Louis Health and Environment Reporter Travels to Africa to Gain Insight into Challenges Facing African Farmers and the Potential Impact of Agriculture Research
Scientists are developing an improved cassava that will allow communities to produce more food and income from cassava farming.
Tuesday, November 22, 2016
2016 ANNUAL THANKSGIVING LETTER BY WILLIAM H. DANFORTH, FOUNDING CHAIRMAN
Thanks 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.
Friday, November 18, 2016
John F. McDonnell Recognized for Extraordinary Service at Plantasia Gala
A night to celebrate outstanding members of the plant science community. Read his remarks here
Tuesday, November 08, 2016
Join us on Nov. 29th for Giving Tuesday
A global day of giving fueled by the power of social media and collaboration.
Tuesday, November 01, 2016
New York Times National Correspondent to Address the Public’s Perception of Scientific Data at the Danforth Center’s Conversations Event
Let's Talk About...Technology, Truth and the Public
Tuesday, October 25, 2016
The 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.
Tuesday, October 18, 2016
Raspberry Pi Jam Attracts Innovators to the Danforth Center
The Danforth Center’s third Jam featured robotics, microcomputers, art, 3D printing and other interactive displays.
Tuesday, October 11, 2016
How to Fertilize the St. Louis Startup Ecosystem
David Karandish, the 2016 Seeds of Change speaker, highlights ways to support entrepreneurs and their goals.
Tuesday, October 04, 2016
Danforth Center Hosts the 18th Annual Fall Symposium “Genetics and Genomics of Crop Improvement”
Plant science has the potential to generate discoveries that can yield more food and energy for people while preserving our planet’s environment.
Tuesday, September 27, 2016
Momentum Continues with the Eighth Annual Ag Innovation Showcase
Expanded content sessions, panels and participants reflects the growth and potential in the agtech space.
Monday, September 12, 2016
Get Social During Ag Innovation Showcase #16AIS
We invite you to learn more and interact with the presenters, speakers, panelists and event organizers. Use this social media directory of Twitter handles to connect with many of those participating at Ag Innovation Showcase.
Tuesday, September 06, 2016
Young Professionals Network and Learn at the Donald Danforth Plant Science Center
Join the Danforth Center Young Friends on Thursday, September 8, 2016 for a happy hour and discussion on food security.
Tuesday, August 30, 2016
Unique Imaging Platform to Advance Research on the Development of Roots
The new system is the first of its kind dedicated to plant science in the U.S. academic research sector and can provide accelerated insight into what affects plant growth.
Tuesday, August 23, 2016
Ask a Postdoc: Alex Harkess
Alex Harkess, National Science Foundation Plant Genome Initiative Postdoctoral Fellow in Dr. Blake Meyer’s Lab answers a few questions about his research and life at the Danforth Center as a postdoc.
Tuesday, August 16, 2016
Conversations Event to Highlight Partnership Between the Danforth Center and Mizzou
Let's Talk About...People, Plants and Partnerships: The Mizzou Connection
Tuesday, August 09, 2016
Undergraduates Gain Research Experience and Insights Through Summer Internship
Scientists at the Center mentored and trained 26 students during the 11-week program.
Tuesday, August 02, 2016
New Robotic Phenotyper Deployed to Advance Improvement of Key Bioenergy Crop
The world’s largest robotic field scanner is providing insight on how plants adapt to their changing environments.
Tuesday, July 26, 2016
Tuesday, July 19, 2016
Partnership with Benson Hill Biosystems Focuses Efforts on Sorghum as a Next-Generation Bioenergy Source
Sorghum’s adaptability to diverse environments, low fertilizer requirements, high biomass potential and its compatibility with row crop production position it to become the premier bioenergy crop in the United States.
Tuesday, July 12, 2016
2016 Ag Showcase Presenting Companies
Ag Showcase alumni transform ideas into practical solutions that combine humanitarian concern with commercial viability.
Thursday, July 07, 2016
Less is Clearly More: Reducing the Amount of Water Needed to Grow Nutritious Food, Fiber and Fuel
New discoveries can help us grow more nutritious food using less land, soil and water while reducing fertilizer and pesticide use.
Tuesday, June 28, 2016
Grass Species Named to Honor Danforth Center Investigator
New genus named after Toby Kellogg in recognition of her numerous contributions to understanding grasses and mentorship of students.
Tuesday, June 21, 2016
Student’s Enthusiasm for Soil Science Earns Her Accolades
Monica Malone’s Honors Science Fair project placed first in the region and sent her to an international competition. Congratulations to Monica and all her recent success!
Tuesday, June 14, 2016
Announcing New Research to Address Global Food Security and the Sustainability of Coastal Golf Courses
The Danforth Center’s mission to improve the human condition through plant science directly translates to addressing the food security and sustainability challenges in our world.