CNAP - Centre for Novel Agricultural Products

Networks in Industial Biotechnology and Bioenergy

The University of York plays a leading role in BBSRC Networks in Industrial Biotechnology and Bioenergy. Two of these networks are hosted in CNAP, and have their own websites. Links below:


Other academic staff in the Biology Department, University of York, have leading roles in more of these networks, as follows:


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