CNAP - Centre for Novel Agricultural Products


CNAP research is funded from a wide range of competitive sources including the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC), The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, US government, UK and international industries, and the European Commission.

Current open funding is circa £34M.




Latest News

Ancient insects hold the key to future biofuel production?

New research led by CNAP and published in Nature Communications  reveals surprising ability of ancient insects to efficiently digest cellulose.


New breakthrough in battle to clean up land contaminated by munitions

Gene improves removal of TNT from contaminated soil: study just published in New Phytologist.‌‌

Plant 'chemical factory' discovery

New research published in PNAS suggests potential for utilisation of natural 'chemical factory' system within plant.




CNAP Director, Professor Simon McQueen-Mason

CNAP Manager, Dr Caroline Calvert

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