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MEMBER HIGHLIGHT 2020 - Donald Danforth plant science Center

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Since 1998, The Donald Danforth Plant Science Center has brought nearly 300 scientists from more than 20 different countries together to answer humanity’s most profound challenges. Today the Danforth Center is the largest organization of its kind, an independent 501(c)3 nonprofit founded to improve the human condition through plant science. We seek to increase agricultural productivity to sustainably feed people today and nearly 10 billion people by the middle of the century, and to do so with a lower environmental footprint and with fewer natural resources. The Center was founded by the late Dr. William H. Danforth and named after Dr. Danforth’s father, Donald Danforth, former chief executive of Ralston Purina. The main building opened in 2001, and the William H. Danforth Wing was dedicated in 2016.

 

Facts At A Glance

  • 362 employees, from more than 20 countries
  • 26 scientific teams 
  • Collaborative research projects across the globe
  • 1,347 Peer reviewed publications
  • $248M in competitive research funding from government agencies, industry and foundations 
  • $50M investment in core technologies 
  • $33M annual operating budget 
  • $352.2M in annual economic impact to the St. Louis Region
  • 7 startup companies launched by faculty 
  • Total gross square footage: 303,860 sq. ft
  • Laboratory space: 26+ suites; over 77,458 sq. ft. total including lab support
  • Greenhouse complex: 42 bays providing 54,130 total sq. ft. of active growth space
  • Faculty and graduate student affiliations: Washington University in St. Louis, University of Missouri Columbia, University of Missouri St. Louis, Saint Louis University and Harris Stowe State University.

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MOBIO BREAKTHROUGH

October 2020 - CSL Plasma

Join us for MOBIO's BREAKTHROUGH OF THE MONTH series as we explore Missouri's new and sometimes hidden biotech industry.

The MOBIO   BREAKTHROUGH OF THE MONTH  webinar provides a learning platform for the greater life sciences community by highlighting novel discoveries, new business opportunities, and potential partnerships.

 

 

This presentation is free, and MOBIO membership is NOT required for registration.  Please share with others who may be interested in this series.

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