COG-UK News and Events

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

News

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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News

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.

News

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.

News

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.

News

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.

News

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...

News

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.

COG Train / News

14 Jun 2021

News: COG-UK and WCS receive funding for a global training programme in SARS-CoV-2 genomics

The COVID-19 Genomics UK (COG-UK) consortium and Wellcome Connecting Science (WCS) are delighted to have been jointly awarded a ‘Wellcome-FCDO Joint Initiative on Research in Epidemic Preparedness and Response grant’...

News

2 Jun 2021

EMBL-EBI: Genomic surveillance of SARS-CoV-2 in England

Read EMBL-EBI's summary of a recent preprint by COG-UK associates, involving the largest in-depth analysis of SARS-CoV-2 genomic surveillance data.

News

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.