COVID-19 Genomics UK Consortium

COG-UK is a pioneer in the use of large-scale, rapid whole-genome sequencing of SARS-CoV-2, the virus causing the COVID-19 pandemic, to understand viral transmission and evolution, and to inform public health responses and vaccine development.

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Blog

30 Jul 2021

From London Zoo to NHS England – the story of Angela Douglas, Deputy CSO

In the latest instalment of our Women in COG series, we caught up with Angela Douglas – Deputy Chief Scientific Officer for NHS England and NHS Improvement.

News

27 Jul 2021

Alpha variant spread via ‘super-seeding’ event within UK: Oxford, Northeastern and Edinburgh Universities

Read the Oxford Martin School’s press release on a recent study that analyses the transmissibility of the Alpha variant.

Blog

23 Jul 2021

How SARS-CoV-2 sequencing is becoming a national service

We depict our transition journey and celebrate the lasting legacy of COG-UK sequencing efforts.

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UK-wide genomic sequencing

Our purpose is to provide data that influences public health interventions and policy decisions, and through this make a contribution towards reducing the toll of COVID-19 on our population.

Led by Professor Sharon Peacock of the University of Cambridge, COG-UK is made up of an innovative partnership of NHS organisations, Public Health Agencies, academic partners providing sequencing and analysis capacity, lighthouse labs, and the central sequencing hub of the Wellcome Sanger Institute.