CNAP - Centre for Novel Agricultural Products


CNAP is a research centre in the Department of Biology at the University of York, our aim is to realise the potential of plant- and microbial-based renewable resources through gene discovery.

  Contacts [Updated: 3rd January 2014]
CNAP Director (January 2014 onwards) and Chair of Materials Biology
Professor Simon McQueen-Mason tel: + 44 (0) 1904 328775 
Administrator ~ Julia Crawford tel: + 44 (0) 1904 328800 
Weston Chair of Biochemical Genetics, CNAP
Professor Ian Graham tel: + 44 (0) 1904 328750 
Senior Research Administrator ~ Judith Mitchell tel: + 44 (0) 1904 328752 

CNAP Chair in Biotechnology
Professor Neil Bruce tel: + 44 (0) 1904 328777
Administrator ~ Margaret Cafferky tel: + 44 (0) 1904 328776
CNAP Chair in Plant Biology
Professor Ian Bancroft tel: + 44 (0) 1904 328778
Administrator ~ Julia Crawford tel: + 44 (0) 1904 328800
CNAP Manager
 Dr Caroline Calvert tel: + 44 (0) 1904 328763
CNAP Artemisia Research Project click here for contacts
For other CNAP members details please contact the CNAP Administration office.

* If you are not sure who to contact with your inquiry please email or telephone Dr Caroline Calvert.


Latest News

2 new Networks in Industrial Biotechnology awarded!

Congratulations to Ian Graham and Simon McQueen-Mason, who will each lead a phase II NIBB.

New bioeconomy initiative launch in York 

BioYork established.

Poppy genome decoded DNA code of the opium poppy genome determined.

Poppy (x70)

Strengthening links with India: 2 major new research projects Funding secured by CNAP PIs.

Oilseed rape

Seeing the light: unlocking seed germination Key gene identified.


GINs to improve UK crops! Agri-Tech Strategy funding award for Ian Bancroft led OREGIN Network.



CNAP Director, Professor Simon McQueen-Mason

CNAP Manager, Dr Caroline Calvert

CNAP, Department of Biology, University of York, Wentworth Way, York YO10 5DD, UK