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Collaboration aims to shrink the urban-rural divide and address the impact of climate change through student research network

The Danforth Center and collaborators were awarded a grant from USDA to create a synergistic partnership between urban and rural communities in Southern IL to establish a cross-regional curriculum that introduces bioengineering and plant monitoring...
17-Nov-2021 5:55 PM EST Add to Favorites

Research Finds Key Advances Towards Reducing the Cost of Plant Improvement

These findings, An siRNA-guided ARGONAUTE protein directs RNA Polymerase V to initiate DNA methylation, were recently published in the scientific journal Nature Plants.
9-Nov-2021 10:00 AM EST Add to Favorites

Looking into the Future of St. Louis: Advanced Bioimaging

At the Danforth Center, scientists utilize advanced technology to find solutions to some of the most critical problems facing our world.
29-Oct-2021 4:35 PM EDT Add to Favorites

A Landmark Achievement: The Story of Improved Cowpea

Cowpeas, or black-eyed peas, are an incredibly important staple crop for much of Africa.
29-Oct-2021 4:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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St. Louis AgTech: An Innovation Community on the Move

Dr. William H. Danforth, founding chairman of the Danforth Center, had a vision for St. Louis as a bioscience and agriculture innovation ecosystem.
29-Oct-2021 2:55 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Dr. Elizabeth "Toby" Kellogg Receives the 2021 Asa Gray Award Recognizing a Lifetime of Achievements

Elizabeth "Toby" Kellogg, PhD, Member and Robert E. King Distinguished Investigator, Donald Danforth Plant Science Center recently received the 2021 Asa Gray Award from The American Society of Plant Taxonomists (ASPT).
28-Oct-2021 10:45 AM EDT Add to Favorites

FFAR Funding Supports Research to Speed Development of Perennial Crops

The Foundation for Food & Agriculture Research (FFAR) is providing a Seeding Solutions grant to the Donald Danforth Plant Science Center to accelerate development of perennial crops.
27-Oct-2021 10:15 AM EDT Add to Favorites

AgTech NEXT 2021 Concludes with a Focus on the Impact of Climate Change on Food Security

AgTech NEXT 2021 CLIMATE CHANGE: Seeing Things Differently, will continue on November 18, at 1PM CST featuring a keynote address by Joe Cornelius, PhD, CEO, Gates Ag One.
11-Oct-2021 11:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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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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