Women in COG

The COG-UK consortium has over 500 members with a range of scientific and business expertise in genomics, bioinformatics, operations, clinical science and public health. Women in COG is a supportive network created to share experiences and knowledge and to promote science careers in women and girls.


Nominate a speaker!

Who would you like to see at the next Women in COG event?

Perhaps you know an inspirational professional in STEM with a compelling story to tell, or a supportive mentor (male or female) who is passionate about supporting women in science.

We want to hear from you!

Nominate a speaker HERE


Upcoming events

Women in COG: in conversation with Dr Maria Van Kerkhove

On Thursday 27th January, at 12:15 – 13:00 GMT, we will be hosting our next ‘Women in COG’ event, featuring Dr Maria Van Kerkhove.




“COVID must not distract us from the fight for equality” – in conversation with Sir Jeremy Farrar

In the final ‘Women in COG’ event of 2021, Director of the Wellcome Trust Sir Jeremy Farrar tells COG-UK Executive Director Professor Sharon Peacock why diversity and inclusion must return to the top of the agenda.

“An inspirational person who’s touched every life in the country” – in conversation with Dr June Raine

COG-UK caught up with Dr June Raine, Chief Executive of the Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency, to learn more about her experiences during the pandemic and as a woman in science.

Why Dr Magdalena Skipper left the world of academia and became Editor in Chief of Nature

In the latest instalment of our Women in COG series, we caught up with Magdalena Skipper – Editor in Chief of Nature

From London Zoo to NHS England – the story of Angela Douglas, Deputy CSO

In the latest instalment of our Women in COG series, we caught up with Angela Douglas – Deputy Chief Scientific Officer for NHS England and NHS Improvement.

In conversation with the “Queen of Virology”, Professor Judy Breuer

Described by Sharon Peacock as “an absolute legend in clinical virology”, Judy shared her story of how she made it to where she is today.

COG-UK Celebrates International Women’s Day

To celebrate International Women’s Day, we highlight some of the many women whose work has been vital to the consortium’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic.