COG-UK News and Events

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

Blog / News

12 Apr 2023

“Cracking Covid: The history of COG-UK” online exhibition

We are pleased to share the news that the online exhibition “Cracking Covid: The history of COG-UK” is now live. The exhibition is curated by Dr Lara Marks, a noted historian...

Blog / News / Women in COG

24 Jan 2023

Snapshots of Women in COG: Scientific Excellence During the COVID-19 Pandemic – Book

This book showcases the experiences not just of those interviewed for the monthly Women in COG interview series but also those that have helped to deliver the COG-Train global genomic...


9 Sep 2022

COG-UK message of condolence

Members of the COVID-19 Genomics UK (COG-UK) Consortium were deeply saddened by the death of Her Majesty the Queen. We offer our sincere condolences to the Royal Family and all...


27 Jun 2022

Metagenomics Funding Scheme – Awarded Projects

COG-UK recently launched a scheme to fund new research, with a particular focus on metagenomics. We are pleased to announce that four projects have been funded.

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13 Jun 2022

Early Career Funding Scheme – Awarded Projects

COG-UK has recently launched a new internal fund to support career development in the Consortium. This scheme aims to provide support to early career scientists with a particular focus on...

COG Train / News

17 Feb 2022

First-of-its-Kind Global COVID-19 Genomics Training Programme Launched

The first course in our new global training programme on SARS-CoV-2 genomics and biodata was launched on the 7th February, 2022.


15 Feb 2022

RAND Europe evaluation of the progress and impact of COG-UK

Over the past year, RAND Europe has been undertaking an evaluation of COG-UK to learn about the consortium's progress, evolution and impact. Read more for the press release and report

Events / News

23 Sep 2021

COG-UK’s third Science Showcase – SARS-CoV-2 genomics in action: Thursday 7 October

Join us on Thursday 7 October between 13:00 and 15:30 BST to learn about the role of SARS-CoV-2 genomics in COVID-19 national studies.


25 Aug 2021

Hospital-acquired COVID-19 tends to be picked up from other patients, not from healthcare workers

Read a summary of a recent study from researchers at the University of Cambridge and Addenbrooke’s Hospital.


27 Jul 2021

Alpha variant spread via ‘super-seeding’ event within UK: Oxford, Northeastern and Edinburgh Universities

Read the Oxford Martin School's press release on a recent study that analyses the transmissibility of the Alpha variant.


8 Jul 2021

Why COG-UK is joining the UK Health Data Research Alliance

The COVID-19 Genomics UK (COG-UK) consortium joined the UK Health Data Research Alliance earlier this month. Find out more about the Alliance and our collaboration with HDR UK in this...


24 Jun 2021

Expanding the COG-UK research portfolio to increase impact from genome data

COG-UK is enhancing its research portfolio by awarding up to £40,000 to 12 of its consortium partners.