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Wells Fargo Innovation Incubator Selects Five Agtech Companies Targeting Global Food Resiliency

The cohort consists of sustainable agriculture companies focused on using biological solutions to improve the resilience of global food systems.
14-Jun-2022 9:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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IN2 AgTech Startups Making an Impact

While our planet faces many grand challenges that are impacting global food security, the Wells Fargo Innovation Incubator (IN2) is helping to bring new AgTech innovations to the table.
9-May-2022 9:55 AM EDT Add to Favorites

St. Louis Comes Together to Announce the Taylor Geospatial Institute

The Taylor Geospatial Institute is a first-of-its-kind institution that brings together eight leading research institutions to collaborate on research into geospatial technology.
21-Apr-2022 12:35 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Research Collaboration Will Investigate How RNA Contributes to Plant Immune Systems

A collaborative research project will build on previous research to explore how plants secrete RNA and how does it help protect plants from infections caused by fungi and bacteria.
3-Mar-2022 10:00 AM EST Add to Favorites

Boeing Supports New STEAM+AG Curriculum

Boeing has provided the Danforth Center with a $75,000 grant to support K-12 after-school STEAM+Ag curriculum with authentic research experiences at the Jackie Joyner-Kersee Center in East St. Louis, IL.
1-Mar-2022 10:00 AM EST Add to Favorites

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Danforth Center Announces New Principal Investigator

The Donald Danforth Plant Science Center announced today that Armando Bravo, PhD, has joined as Assistant Member and Principal Investigator.
15-Feb-2022 10:00 AM EST Add to Favorites

Danforth Center Launches Technology Company

The Danforth Center announced the establishment of the Danforth Technology Company (DTC), a wholly-owned C Corporation to facilitate the creation of startup companies from technologies developed by Danforth Center scientists.
8-Feb-2022 10:00 AM EST Add to Favorites

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6 Ways Plant Scientists are Tackling Climate Change

Modern agriculture has to produce more food than ever to feed our growing plant, which requires the use of synthetic fertilizers and pesticides to meet demand. These widespread practices are expensive for farmers while also contributing to climate...
7-Feb-2022 8:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

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Harnessing the Power of Perennial Plants for Sustainable Agriculture

Matthew Rubin’s research is focused on perennial plants, or “long-lived” plants, seeking to increase our understanding of these plants across their lifetime. Perennial plants offer many benefits to agriculture and our environment. They develop...
9-May-2022 10:25 AM EDT

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About The Donald Danforth Plant Science Center
Founded in 1998, the Donald Danforth Plant Science Center is a not-for-profit research institute with a mission to improve the human condition through plant science. Research, education and outreach aim to have impact at the nexus of food security and the environment, and position the St. Louis region as a world center for plant science. The Center’s work is funded through competitive grants from many sources, including the National Institutes of Health, U.S. Department of Energy, National Science Foundation and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.

To keep up to date with Danforth Center’s current operations and areas of research, please visit, www.danforthcenter.org, featuring information on Center scientists, news and the “Roots & Shoots” blog. Follow us on Twitter at @DanforthCenter.



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