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



18 Dec 2020

Persistent SARS-CoV-2 infection & viral evolution tracked in an immuno-compromised patient

All viruses accumulate mutations as they evolve over time. But what are the drivers of viral evolution, and could antibody treatment have any influence on this process?


17 Dec 2020

A short history of the COVID-19 Genomics UK (COG-UK) Consortium

This short history of the development of the COG-UK consortium is dedicated to everyone who has contributed to its success, with unlimited energy, enthusiasm, commitment and support.


14 Dec 2020

Update on new SARS-CoV-2 variant and how COG-UK tracks emerging mutations

Since its creation COG-UK has been supporting genomic surveillance efforts to identify variants of the SARS-CoV-2 virus in the genome sequencing data from the UK.


9 Dec 2020

Genomic analysis of epidemic waves of COVID-19 in Scotland and Wales

Two reports submitted to SAGE describe the genomic history of SARS-CoV-2 in Scotland and Wales throughout the first epidemic wave, and into the second.


4 Dec 2020

How do we collect and sequence SARS-CoV-2 samples?

As we learn more about COVID-19 and how the virus changes over time, the way we collect and sequence positive SARS-CoV-2 samples will continue to evolve.


1 Dec 2020

Upcoming COG-UK Showcase Event – 16th Dec 2020

On the 16th of December, we will be presenting our first ‘Showcase Event’ with sessions covering some of the major areas of work for COG-UK over the last 8 months.


27 Nov 2020

COG-UK researchers make highly cited list

Eight COG-UK Consortium members and associates have been recognised by Clarivate as some of the most highly cited researchers of 2020.


24 Nov 2020

COVID-19 in care homes — what have we learned from genome sequencing?

Read COG-UK partner Quadram Institute’s explainer blog on the latest findings of how the SARS-CoV-2 virus spreads within care homes.