COG-UK News and Events

The latest news, blogs, events and videos across the COG-UK consortium

Blog / COG Train / Events

21 Jul 2022

“We kept learners engaged in a virtual setting” – Our COG-Train educators tell us about their experience

COG-Train provides open-access learning in SARS-CoV-2 genomics and is facilitating an increase in global genome sequencing and analysis capacity, reducing sequencing inequality, and helping to enhance pathogen surveillance. With two...

Blog / Events / Women in COG

18 Jul 2022

“Never underestimate the importance of building strong relationships” – In conversation with Professor Emma Thomson

Professor Emma Thomson, OBE, is a Professor in Infectious Diseases at the MRC-University of Glasgow Centre for Virus Research. We spoke to her during our June Women in COG event...

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Blog / COG Train / Events / Videos / Women in COG

21 Apr 2022

“The coverage of our work re-ignited people’s interest in science” – in conversation with Dr Senjuti Saha

For our April Women in COG event, the team hosted a discussion with Dr Senjuti Saha, a molecular microbiologist who is currently Director at the Child Health Research Foundation (CHRF)...

Blog / Events / Videos

13 Apr 2022

“An unprecedented collaborative effort”: How COG-UK and our partners came together to do something extraordinary

At home and internationally, COG-UK established itself as one of the leaders in genomic sequencing during the pandemic. Professor Sharon Peacock and Dr Katerina Galai reflect on their journey so...

Blog / Events / Videos / Women in COG

14 Mar 2022

International Women’s Day panel discussion: on building support networks, mentorship and enabling change

To celebrate International Women’s Day on 8th March, COG-UK hosted a panel discussion with Colby Benari, CEO of In2scienceUK, and Phoebe Reynolds – an alumnus, and now trustee, of their...

Blog / Events / Videos / Women in COG

9 Feb 2022

“People say to me all the time ‘you don’t look like a typical scientist’…” – in conversation with Dr Maria Van Kerkhove

To kick off Women in COG in 2022, we speak to Dr Maria Van Kerkhove, COVID-19 Technical Lead at the World Health Organization (WHO), about the inspiration that led her...

Blog / Events / Videos / Women in COG

22 Dec 2021

“COVID must not distract us from the fight for equality” – in conversation with Sir Jeremy Farrar

In the final instalment of our Women in COG series for 2021,  Professor Sharon Peacock, Executive Director and Chair of COG-UK, and Sir Jeremy Farrar, Director of the Wellcome Trust,...

Blog / Events / Videos / Women in COG

23 Nov 2021

“An inspirational person who’s touched every life in the country” – in conversation with Dr June Raine

In the latest instalment of our Women in COG series, we caught up with Dr June Raine, Chief Executive of the Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency, to learn more...

Blog / Events

3 Nov 2021

COG-UK Together: Marking 18 months of endeavour and achievement

On Thursday 14th October 2021, members from across the COG-UK consortium came together to share their experiences as part of the collective sequencing effort.

Events / Videos

14 Oct 2021

COG-UK Together Event 14th October 2021 – External views and closing note from organisers

COG-UK Together Event 14th October 2021 – External views and closing note from organisers

Events / Videos

14 Oct 2021

COG-UK Together Event 14th October 2021 – COG-UK Unsung Heroes: Andy Jermy and Katerina Galai

COG-UK Together Event 14th October 2021 – COG-UK Unsung Heroes: Andy Jermy and Katerina Galai

Events / Videos

14 Oct 2021

COG-UK Together Event 14th October 2021 – North East of England breakout session

COG-UK Together Event 14th October 2021 - North East of England breakout session