Brief introductions here.
Ian Graham elected as a 2016 EMBO Member.
Congratulations to Ian on his election to the fellowship of the Royal Society, the oldest scientific academy in continuous existence.
Congratulations to Ian, who is to receive the Biochemical Society's 2017 Heatley Medal and Prize in recognition of the quality and impact of his research.
Discovery of critical process for stomatal opening in light published in Current Biology.
New crop could have huge implications for the global lubricant market.
Cooperation between East-West Seed and CNAP on supplying Artemisia.
GSK include CNAP research in their response to Government consultation.
Field trials planned for a type of grass that could help solve a growing environmental problem.
Amazing science from everyday plants.
An important step forward to realising potential to use plants to clean land contaminated by explosives taken by CNAP team.
Scientists led by Ian Graham provide new insight into how poppy plants have evolved. Ian Graham is interviewed on BBC Radio 5 live, Science Podcast.
CNAP led SCPRID Resilient Rice project is showcased by RCUK India.
CNAP scientists and colleagues aim to improve Brassica crops for challenging environments.
New study by international team offers insights into the underpinning molecular processes of this important crop species.
CNAP scientists led by Ian Graham report development of hemp plants yielding high quality oil for use in cooking and industrial applications.
£10m funding has been awarded for major projects led by CNAP professors. Professor Jackie Hunter, BBSRC's Chief Executive, stated: "This public funding offers long-term support to address major research challenges, while building research capacity in important areas and maximising economic and social benefits for the UK."
CNAP scientists led by Ian Graham have found that a regulator gene called SPATULA can control the expression of five other genes known to affect when a seed germinates. A report on the work has just been published in the PNAS journal early online edition.
Researchers in CNAP together with colleagues at the University of Portsmouth and the National Renewable Energy Laboratory in the USA have determined the structure and function of a key enzyme used by gribble to digest wood. An article by the team has just been published in the journal PNAS.
Research by CNAP and the University's Centre for Immunology and Infection (CII) published in The Journal of Biological Chemistry demonstrates that natural dietary flavonoids have a wide range of effects, with important implications for diet and in the development of new pharmaceuticals.
The University of York and Fera have announced a new joint venture: an Initiative in Agrifood Resilience. The initative brings together their scientific expertise to address the key challenges of food security and environmental sustainability amid unprecedented global challenges in the agri-food supply chain. Rob Edwards leads the initiative.
Congratulations to the CNAP poppy team led by Ian Graham for their Excellence award and to Simon McQueen-Mason for his Internationalisation award in the prestigious, university-wide scheme, the Vice-Chancellor's Awards for Outstanding Achievement 2013.
Researchers from the UK, USA and India led by CNAP begin a major project to develop new strains of rice to to meet challenging weather conditions. Video feature describes the project.
New partnership to improve seed supplies of vital anti-malarial plant At the Artemisinin Conference in Hanoi, the Centre for Novel Agricultural Products (CNAP), at the University of York, and East-West Seed announced a new partnership to ensure that high yielding seeds from improved varieties of Artemisia annua will rapidly be made available for global cultivation.
Vice Chancellor's Gold Award for Excellence 2011 won by CNAP Artemisia research team This award to the CNAP Artemisia research team, led by Dianna Bowles and Ian Graham, is for the team's successful and highly professional contribution to the global sustainability and delivery of artemisinin supplies for treatment of malaria
Green factories: York biologists benefitting society University of York Communications Office item on the work of CNAP (University of York home page, January 2011): http://www.york.ac.uk/news-and-events/features/cnap
Biology to benefit society: dedicated teams in specialised labs achieve impressive success An article on the work of CNAP was released in the inaugural (November 2010) issue of Public Service Review: UK Science and Technology, a new Public Service Review science focused journal.
The CNAP item can be downloaded here: http://www.york.ac.uk/org/cnap/pdfs/
University of York shortlisted for four major awards The University has been nominated in the International Collaboration of the Year category for the work of Centre for Novel Agricultural Products (CNAP) on its Artemisia Research Project.
Gene discovery could help to boost crop yields A discovery by scientists at the University of York of a vital feature of a plant's temperature sensing and growth mechanism could help to increase yields from crops.
Secret to making renewable energy from wood? The digestive system of the gribble may hold the key!
2 new Networks in Industrial Biotechnology awarded! Congratulations to Ian Graham and Simon McQueen-Mason, who will each lead a phase II NIBB.
Poppy genome decoded DNA code of the opium poppy genome determined.
Strengthening links with India: 2 major new research projects Funding secured by CNAP PIs.
CNAP Director, Professor Neil Bruce
CNAP, Department of Biology, University of York, Wentworth Way, York YO10 5DD, UK