Centre for Novel Agricultural Products
Scientists have used gene technology to understand more about the make-up of the evolution of brassicas – paving the way for bigger and more climate resilient yields from this group of crops that have been grown for thousands of years.
A grass commonly used to fight soil erosion has been genetically modified to successfully remove toxic chemicals left in the ground from munitions that are dangerous to human health, new research shows.
The discovery of a novel enzyme that releases a valuable chemical from agricultural waste could provide an important breakthrough in the upscaling of renewable fuels and chemicals, a new study shows.
A leading University of York biologist has been appointed to the Board of Trustees at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
Plants have a metabolic signal that adjusts their circadian clock in the evening to ensure they store enough energy to survive the night, a new study reveals.
Household waste, crops and old fabrics could be turned into new 'greener textiles' by scientists in York.
Researchers at the University of York have created a new modified wheat variety that increases grain production by up to 12 per cent.
Researchers at the University of York are working with the Royal College of Art in a new £5.4 million project to lessen the environmental impact of the textile industry in the UK.
This past week, CNAP, led by Professor Neil Bruce, formalised ties with the Universiti Teknologi Malaysia.
A CNAP researcher has been awarded a Future Leaders Fellowship from UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) to investigate how algae converts carbon dioxide into organic molecules during photosynthesis.
A University of York researcher has been awarded a Future Leaders Fellowship from UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) to investigate how a small tree native to East Asia could help in the creation of new medicines.
Scientists have determined the DNA code of the opium poppy genome, uncovering key steps in how the plant evolved to produce the pharmaceutical compounds used to make vital medicines.
The Department of Biology is set to strengthen links in India, with two major research projects.
Professor Ian Bancroft and Dr Andrea Harper have identified genetic markers for disease tolerance that suggest UK ash trees may have a fighting chance against a lethal fungal infection.
Scientists have discovered that a gene found in the common fruit fly can be successfully expressed in a plant and used to detoxify land contaminated with TNT.
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