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CNAP Artemisia Research Project
Project Update, June 2012.
Over the past six years, the CNAP Artemisia Research Project has successfully developed new varieties of the medicinal plant Artemisia annua; the primary source of the leading anti-malarial drug artemisinin.
We have demonstrated these new varieties are competitive in a programme of rigorous field trials and the hybrids are now being taken forward by East-West Seed International, our commercialisation partner. East-West Seed are market leaders in breeding and commercialising hybrid seeds throughout Asia. The Project will continue to work closely with East-West Seed on hybrid development to support delivery to market.
Our research has provided a major resource of information on A. annua and we are continuing to study the biology and agronomy of this important plant. We are grateful to the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation for their continued financial support for our research and development programme on A. annua. The ongoing work in CNAP with East-West Seed will ensure continued improvement of hybrids and a sustainable delivery of A. annua hybrids to market.
Professor Ian Graham,
The CNAP Artemisia Project is pleased to be part of the Grand Innovation Tour in York. The Grand Tour aims to celebrate the city of York’s achievements in science and innovation with a series of inspirational exhibits displayed around the historic streets of York.
Department of Biology