COVID-19 Genomics UK Consortium

We are delivering large-scale, rapid whole-genome sequencing of SARS-CoV-2, the virus causing the current COVID-19 pandemic, to Public Health Agencies, the NHS and the UK government.

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Latest Updates

Blog

20 Apr 2021

What next for COG-UK?

The consortium entered its second year on 1 April 2021, supported by funding managed by UKRI. Here, we describe our plans for the next 12 months.

Explainer

9 Apr 2021

SARS-CoV-2 importations to England: do travel restrictions work?

In a recent study, COG-UK have assessed the effectiveness of travel restrictions by examining >4000 SARS-CoV-2 importations over the summer of 2020.

Blog

31 Mar 2021

Watch the second COG-UK Showcase Event

Thank you to all the speakers, chairs, attendees and organisers of last week’s COG-UK Anniversary Science Showcase Event. You can watch the recording here.

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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.