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Danforth Center Announces External Advisory Board of AgTech NEXT Summit

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The Donald Danforth Plant Science Center today announced the External Advisory Board (EAB) of AgTech NEXT, a bold new food and agtech innovation summit that will be held May 4 – 6, 2020 at the Danforth Center in St. Louis, MO. Members of the AgTech NEXT EAB are known for their impact and innovation and represent the diverse perspectives within the ag innovation community.

Channels: Agriculture, Business Ethics, Entrepreneurship, Technology, All Journal News,

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14-Jan-2020 10:00 AM EST
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Newswise: Study Provides Framework For One Billion Years Of Green Plant Evolution

Study Provides Framework For One Billion Years Of Green Plant Evolution

Donald Danforth Plant Science Center

Gene sequences for more than 1100 plant species have been released by an international consortium of nearly 200 plant scientists who were involved in a nine-year research project, One Thousand Plant Transcriptomes Initiative (1KP).

Channels: All Journal News, Artificial Intelligence, Environmental Science, Green Tech, Nature, Plants, Technology, Nature (journal),

Released:
23-Oct-2019 2:10 PM EDT
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Newswise: Danforth Center Expands Advanced Bioimaging Laboratory

Danforth Center Expands Advanced Bioimaging Laboratory

Donald Danforth Plant Science Center

The Donald Danforth Plant Science Center has expanded the capacity of its Integrated Microscopy Facility to include high-resolution 3-D imaging at the nanoscale, single-molecule approaches, as well as automation and machine learning to enhance and accelerate research and discovery.

Channels: Plants,

Released:
18-Sep-2019 9:00 AM EDT
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Newswise: Post-Doctoral Associate Named Prestigious Hanna H. Gray Fellow, Receives $1.4 Million Award to Accelerate His Career

Post-Doctoral Associate Named Prestigious Hanna H. Gray Fellow, Receives $1.4 Million Award to Accelerate His Career

Donald Danforth Plant Science Center

Kevin Cox Jr., Ph.D., a post-doctoral associate at the Donald Danforth Plant Science Center was named one of only 15 Hanna H. Gray Fellows by the Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) in Chevy Chase, MD.

Channels: Budgets and Funding, Genetics,

Released:
12-Sep-2019 9:00 AM EDT
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Newswise: U.S. Department of Energy Taps Danforth Plant Science Center for Research To Improve Sorghum as a Bioenergy Crop
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9-Sep-2019 9:00 AM EDT
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Scientists to Deploy Advances in 3D Imaging and Machine Learning to Predict the Effect of Rising CO2 Levels on Crops

Donald Danforth Plant Science Center

A collaboration between scientists at the Danforth Center and Washington University in St. Louis have developed a four-year research project that garnered $3 million in support from the National Science Foundation to study how plants react to increased levels of CO2 over generations.

Channels: Agriculture, Artificial Intelligence, Plants,

Released:
4-Sep-2019 9:00 AM EDT
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Danforth Center to Lead DOE-Funded Research to Harness Untapped Reservoir of Plant Genes in Quest for Bioenergy Crops

Donald Danforth Plant Science Center

The U.S. Department of Energy has selected Danforth Center Principal Investigator James Umen, Ph.D., to lead a multi-institutional collaboration that will predict functions for hundreds of uncharacterized plant genes that could be important to stress tolerance in a range of potential bioenergy crops.

Channels: Agriculture, Energy, Genetics, Plants,

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3-Sep-2019 9:00 AM EDT
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Newswise: Danforth Center Announces New Director of Integrated Microscopy Facility

Danforth Center Announces New Director of Integrated Microscopy Facility

Donald Danforth Plant Science Center

The Donald Danforth Plant Science Center announced today that Kirk J. Czymmek, Ph.D., has joined the Center as the new Director of the Integrated Microscopy Facility and Principal Investigator. Czymmek succeeds R. Howard Berg who retired after 19 years in the role.

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11-Jun-2019 8:00 AM EDT
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Newswise: Wells Fargo Funded Innovation Incubator Selects First Cohort of Agtech Startups Focused on Sustainable Solutions

Wells Fargo Funded Innovation Incubator Selects First Cohort of Agtech Startups Focused on Sustainable Solutions

Donald Danforth Plant Science Center

The Wells Fargo Innovation Incubator (IN2), a technology incubator and platform funded by the Wells Fargo Foundation and co-administered by the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), today announced it has selected five early-stage companies for the program’s first agtech cohort.

Channels: Agriculture, Energy, Plants, Entrepreneurship,

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14-May-2019 9:00 AM EDT
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