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



16 Oct 2020

Report 12: 15th October 2020 – COVID-19 Genomics UK (COG-UK) Consortium

COG-UK genome sequence data and tools have been used in more than 120 retrospective and live public health outbreak investigations in the UK since March 2020. Analysis of COG-UK and...


14 Oct 2020

Queen honours three COG-UK scientists in 2020 Birthday List

Three scientists from the COVID-19 Genomics UK (COG-UK) consortium, representing research efforts in England, Scotland and Wales, have been honoured by the Queen for their roles in delivering vital services...


10 Oct 2020

COG-UK Researcher honoured by Queen for COVID-19 work

Professor Emma Thomson, Professor in Infectious Diseases at the MRC-University of Glasgow Centre for Virus Research has been recognised in the Queen’s Birthday Honours. She has been awarded an OBE...


7 Oct 2020

Spread of COVID-19 mapped in hospitals to ‘break the chain’ of transmission

A first-of-its kind clinical trial, led by scientists at UCL, will evaluate the use of ‘real time’ viral genomic data to reduce the spread of COVID-19 within hospitals.


9 Sep 2020

Report 11: 8th September 2020 – COVID-19 Genomics UK (COG-UK) Consortium

Rapid genome sequencing coupled with integration of epidemiological data has enabled the identification of transmission points and informed intervention measures during outbreaks among highly vulnerable patients in renal dialysis units...


12 Aug 2020

Report 10: 11th August 2020 – COVID-19 Genomics UK (COG-UK) Consortium

In just 5 months, COG-UK has sequenced and analysed more than 40K SARS-CoV genomes. Genomic analyses have demonstrated that cases of shock and multisystem inflammation in children positive for SARS-CoV-2...


3 Jul 2020

COG-UK report 9 – 25th June 2020

The COVID-19 Genomics UK (COG-UK) Consortium has now sequenced more than 32,000 SARS-CoV-2 virus genomes from the UK. In the 9th report from the Consortium, dated 25th June, 29,593 of...


29 Jun 2020

Supplementary Report: 28th June 2020 – Report on use of SARS-CoV-2 genomics to understand transmission

This paper supplements 9 reports submitted to SAGE in the last 3 months, which are available on the COG-UK website