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UK SARS-CoV-2 genome sequencing:   Present   |   Past

Blog / COG Train

19 Nov 2022

“It was a great way to share my knowledge to something that could contribute to a better world”: speaking with COG-Train course’s Organisers

COG-Train delivered the Viral Genomics and Bioinformatics Virtual Course for scientists based in Asia, between 22-26 August 2022, in collaboration with the MRC-University of Glasgow Centre for Virus Research, Savitribai Phule Pune University and Oxford University Clinical Research Unit. The course taught participants fundamental viral bioinformatic techniques including the analysis of viral genome sequences and interpreting genomic data, with an emphasis on SARS-CoV-2 genomics.

Blog / COG Train / Events / Women in COG

17 Nov 2022

“The pandemic allowed me to build a network that I had always dreamed of”: In conversation with Professor Mariana Viegas

During the peak of the pandemic Professor Mariana Viegas (Professor of Clinical Virology at the Faculty of Exact Sciences of the Universidad Nacional de La Plata, Argentina), saw an opportunity to brainstorm, create and coordinate the Argentine Consortium for SARS-CoV-2 Genomics (PAIS project). She spoke to our Communications Coordinator, Dr Laia Delgado Callico, at our penultimate Women in COG event of the year.

Blog / Events / Women in COG

7 Nov 2022

“You don’t have to be a Professor at a top university to contribute”: In conversation with Dame Kate Bingham

Professor Sharon Peacock was in conversation with Dame Kate Bingham for our October Women in COG edition, where they discussed her experiences of leading the UK Vaccine Taskforce, the importance of having women in leadership roles, and her new book ‘The Long Shot: The Inside Story of the Race to Vaccinate Britain’.