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

7 May 2021

Meet the Researcher: Beth Blane

Next up in our Meet the Researcher series, we meet Beth Blane — Logistics Manager for COG-UK, based at the University of Cambridge.

Blog

30 Apr 2021

Meet the Researcher: Radoslaw Poplawski

In this blog series, we meet just a few of the countless people whose dedication, commitment and hard work has been essential to the success of COG-UK.

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.

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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.