Wednesday Afternoon Tour Details
Stop 1: Cortex
Stop 2: Danforth Plant Science Center
Bio Research and Development and Growth Park (BRDG Park)
Opened in 2009 and offers world class wet labs, office space for lease, and on-site workforce training perfect for bio science startups. Located in the heart of the St. Louis region’s robust life science industry, companies can thrive within a growing and dynamic support system. BRDG Park results in a well-trained and educated workforce, high paying jobs, and a strong economy. BRDG Park attracts companies from all over the world, not just due to the particular amenities that are offered to its companies but because of the intellectual feeders next door at the Danforth Plant Science Center, Monsanto, Washington University to name a few. The St. Louis region has one of the most concentrated collections of plant scientists across the world.
Integrated Microscopy Facility
Scientist study plants at a magnified level by creating images of plant cells.
Proteomics and Mass Spectrometry Facility
Scientist conduct a wide range of detailed studies of bio-molecules including proteins, DNA, carbohydrates, lipids, hormones, etc. Studies often aim to identify molecules.
Conveyor that holds 1140 pots. This area will capture data in less time and with greater accuracy than the Center has ever been able to do before. The benefit of this action is to allow researchers to study leaf formation of four plants used for biofuel research.
Plant Tissue Culture and Transformation Facility
Where the plant transformation process occurs. The equipment found in this facility allows scientists to create transgenic plant lines.
Plant Growth Facility
Growth Chambers, Planting Room, and Greenhouses (Camelina & Cassava)