Members of the COVID-19 Genomics UK (COG-UK) Consortium were deeply saddened by the death of Her Majesty the Queen. We offer our sincere condolences to the Royal Family and all others affected by this news.
During her reign, Queen Elizabeth II demonstrated a keen interest in the transformative power of science and technology, visiting research institutions and speaking with scientists on many occasions. In a statement in the early days of the pandemic, she recognised the importance of joining with all nations across the globe and using the great advances of science to face the challenge posed by COVID-19.
Our thoughts remain with Her Majesty’s family at this time.