CNAP - Centre for Novel Agricultural Products


CNAP is a highly distinctive academic environment undertaking a range of research activities many of which are aligned directly with societal needs. 

Individual research groups have specific expertise in particular areas, accessible by clicking on the individuals names in the left hand menu. The Plant Genome Facility underpins much of the research in CNAP.

In addition, there are larger strategic research programmes that involve more than one principal investigator.  Information relating to these programmes can be found by clicking on the main themes below.

CNAP Research Model 1 CNAP Research focus bioenergy
CNAP Research focus healthCNAP Research focus clean technology and phytoremediation‌‌CNAP Research focus food



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