CNAP - Centre for Novel Agricultural Products


PhD by research
CNAP is committed to training young researchers in its multi-disciplinary environment. Postgraduates studying within CNAP for their PhD programme are supported by a wide range of sponsors.  

As part of the Department of Biology, graduates in CNAP undertake a programme of research, guided by their supervisor and a training panel consisting of an additional two academics with relevant expertise.  There is a formal requirement for a range of activities, including taught courses on transferable skills and generic technologies.  All graduates have access to the Departmental Technology Facility, ensuring training in new technologies in biological science.
For further information for prospective students click here

Independent Research Fellows

CNAP has hosted a number of independent Research Fellows developing their own research interests, funded by competitive awards from the BBSRC, The Royal Society and Fellowships from Germany, Austria and the United States.

If you wish to consider CNAP as a host for your fellowship, please contact the CNAP Director. 

Useful links:

BBSRC fellowships
Royal Society fellowships


Latest News

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.


Welcoming Denby group

Brief introductions here.

Recognition of scientific excellence by EMBO

Ian Graham elected as a 2016 EMBO Member.

Ian Graham elected Fellow of Royal Society!

Congratulations to Ian on his election to the fellowship of the Royal Society, the oldest scientific academy in continuous existence.

Research accolade for Ian Graham

Congratulations to Ian, who is to receive the Biochemical Society's 2017 Heatley Medal and Prize in recognition of the quality and impact of his research.


CNAP Director, Professor Simon McQueen-Mason

CNAP Manager, Dr Caroline Calvert

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