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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Latest Updates

Blog

11 Jun 2021

Meet the researcher: Greg Young

This week we meet Greg Young from Northumbria University, who has played a vital role in managing his lab’s logistics of COVID-19 sample transfer and analysis.

Blog

7 Jun 2021

Genomics in a pandemic – Shedding light on the invisible

Read the Wellcome Sanger Institute’s summary blog of the first Covid Connections event, with COG-UK and Wellcome Connecting Science.

Our Partners

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.