The latest news, blogs, reports, explainers and commentaries of the COG-UK consortium



29 May 2020

Report 7: 28th May 2020 – COVID-19 Genomics UK (COG-UK) Consortium

With 17 sequencing centres now active, COG-UK has passed a significant milestone by sequencing and analysing more than 20K SARS-CoV-2 genomes to date, corresponding to 56% of the global total...


22 May 2020

Analysis of COVID-19 Genomes reveals large numbers of introductions to the UK in March

The latest COG-UK data reports show large numbers of independent introductions of the virus into the UK . However, recent data suggest new UK COVID-19 cases are arising from local...


15 May 2020

Report 6: 14th May 2020 – COVID-19 Genomics UK (COG-UK) Consortium

All 15 COG-UK sites are now active and have sequenced and analysed 16,670 SARS-CoV genomes to date. Sequencing capacity now outstrips the availability of samples in some areas owing to...


8 May 2020

Commentary: COG-UK Report 5, 7th May 2020

The findings highlight the importance of ongoing, larger studies, with additional metadata. Such studies will be vital to study transmission in care settings and inform control strategies


8 May 2020

Report 5: 7th May 2020 – COVID-19 Genomics UK (COG-UK) Consortium

A further 4 sequencing centres have joined COG-UK. bringing the total to 14 including the Wellcome Sanger Institute (WSI). The number of SARS-CoV-2 genomes sequenced and analysed to date is...


4 May 2020

The COVID-19 Genomics UK (COG-UK) consortium and the Canadian COVID Genomics Network (CanCOGeN) launch new partnership

By sharing knowledge, lessons learned and protocols, the initiatives will each support national efforts to coordinate the work of healthcare, public, private and academic organisations to sequence and analyse the...


24 Apr 2020

A letter to Medical Directors, Consultant Virologist/Microbiologists, Infectious Diseases Physicians, Infection Laboratory Managers in the NHS introducing the project

Downloadable Document for NHS clinicians and managers: Participating in the COVID-19 Genomic UK (COG-UK) Consortium 24 April 2020


17 Apr 2020

Report 4: 16th April 2020 – COVID-19 Genomics UK (COG-UK) Consortium

COG-UK has nine active sequencing centres which combined have sequenced a total of 3202 SARSCoV-2 genomes, which accounts for over one third of the global total. Two predominant long-established SARS-CoV-2...