How COG-UK is structured
The COVID-19 Genomics UK (COG-UK) Consortium is a collaborative initiative led by Sharon Peacock, Director of the National Infection Service at Public Health England, who chairs a Steering Committee with representation from academic groups and public health agencies.
Samples are collected by NHS laboratories, Public Health laboratories and national coronavirus Testing Centres as part of their routine diagnostic work. Genome sequencing is performed by regional laboratories and a national hub at the Wellcome Sanger Institute. The consortium’s operational activities are divided into working groups led by subject matter experts.
Metadata and Patient Linkage/Epidemiology/Health Informatics Working Group
Lead: Dr Michael Chapman, Health Data Research UK Cambridge
Data/Bioinformatics Working Group
Lead: Dr Tom Connor, Cardiff University and Public Health Wales NHS Trust
Modelling, Phylogenetics and Display Working Group
Lead: Professor Andrew Rambaut, University of Edinburgh