Centre for Novel Agricultural Products
Two University of York research projects have been awarded funding, as part of a £42 million programme, to work with industry partners in co-developing new sustainable technologies for health care, agriculture, cosmetics and wastewater treatment.
Posted on 30 November 2023
A new research project aims to help UK farmers and growers to target Net Zero and increase crop resilience.
Posted on 15 June 2023
Scientists from the University of York are collaborating on a new environmentally-friendly research project to use vertical farming facilities to grow amaranth - a new source of alternative plant protein.
Posted on 6 June 2023
Family, friends, colleagues and research partners came together on 1 April 2023, to remember and celebrate the life, career and research of Simon McQueen-Mason, who died in a cycling accident in June 2022.
Posted on 18 April 2023
Researchers are working to find a plant-based alternative for the recovery of gold, silver and copper nanoparticles from mining waste.
It is with a sense of profound sadness that we report the sudden and untimely death of Professor Simon McQueen-Mason.
Posted on 15 June 2022
A University of York academic will co-lead on two new projects that will demonstrate how physics can transform our understanding of life.
Posted on 7 March 2022
A start-up company founded in 2019 has received investment to continue with its aims of commercialising the outputs of the Bancroft group in CNAP.
Posted on 17 December 2021
Professor McQueen-Mason, of the Department of Biology and CNAP, discusses sustainability and fashion.
Posted on 17 September 2021
The University of York has teamed up with LettUs Grow, an indoor farming technology provider from Bristol and Spark:York, to create “Grow It York” - a vertical, community farm at the heart of a vibrant container park in the city.
Posted on 9 September 2021
Scientists have identified an unusual enzyme that plays a major role in the infection of plants - and have shown that disabling this enzyme effectively stops plant disease in its tracks.
Posted on 13 August 2021
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.
Posted on 27 May 2021
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.
Posted on 3 May 2021
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.
Posted on 29 April 2021
A leading University of York biologist has been appointed to the Board of Trustees at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
Posted on 22 March 2021
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.
Posted on 4 March 2021
Household waste, crops and old fabrics could be turned into new 'greener textiles' by scientists in York.
Posted on 26 November 2020
Researchers at the University of York have created a new modified wheat variety that increases grain production by up to 12 per cent.
Posted on 25 November 2020
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.
Posted on 17 November 2020
This past week, CNAP, led by Professor Neil Bruce, formalised ties with the Universiti Teknologi Malaysia.
Posted on 12 October 2020
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.
Posted on 28 April 2020
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.
Posted on 9 May 2019
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.
Posted on 30 August 2018
The Department of Biology is set to strengthen links in India, with two major research projects.
Posted on 9 August 2018
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.
Posted on 3 January 2017
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.
Posted on 7 December 2016
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