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



9 Apr 2021

SARS-CoV-2 importations to England: do travel restrictions work?

In a recent study, COG-UK have assessed the effectiveness of travel restrictions by examining >4000 SARS-CoV-2 importations over the summer of 2020.


31 Mar 2021

Watch the second COG-UK Showcase Event

Thank you to all the speakers, chairs, attendees and organisers of last week's COG-UK Anniversary Science Showcase Event. You can watch the recording here.


25 Mar 2021

COG-UK First Anniversary Timeline

As COG-UK marks its first year of operation, we look back at key events and milestones from each of the last 12 months.


24 Mar 2021

An open letter to the COG-UK consortium

As we approach the first anniversary of the inception of COG-UK, Sharon Peacock reflects on the last 12 months — and considers our next steps for the future.


22 Mar 2021

COG-UK Anniversary Showcase – Friday 26th March 2021

On the 26th of March 2021, we will be presenting our second ‘Science Showcase Event’, covering some of our major areas of work over the last 12 months.


8 Mar 2021

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.


5 Mar 2021

Investigating SARS-CoV-2 in university settings – an update

Further studies are adding to the emerging picture of COVID-19 infections in higher education institutes.


3 Mar 2021

What do virologists mean by ‘mutation’, ‘variant’ and ‘strain’?

The terms used to describe the genetics of viruses are easily misunderstood. Here, we aim to define some of these terms using clear language and straightforward examples.