Session Details

Donald Danforth Plant Science Center
(Event: 2017 Professional Development Conference)

Nov 09, 2017 11:00am - Nov 09, 2017 3:30pm
Session Type: Field Trip
Track: Ticketed Event

Description

The Donald Danforth Plant Science Center (DDPSC) is the world’s largest independent nonprofit research institute focused on plant science. Twenty-two scientific teams conduct basic and applied research to sustain and improve agriculture with lessened environmental impact, biofortify the world’s major food crops, improve photosynthesis and energy capture, and develop strategies to render plants more resistant to drought, pests and disease. The tour will begin with an overview of the center’s mission and major projects. From there, you will visit the DDPSC’s state-of-the-art laboratories and core facilities, including a visit to the greenhouses to see new crop lines being developed.