20 Nov 2020
Priority research questions for COG-UK
Professor Sharon Peacock and Professor Ravi Gupta discuss COG-UK's research priorities and how advancements in our scientific understanding of COVID-19 have refreshed the consortium's thinking.
19 Nov 2020
CLIMB project receives honours for supporting COG-UK alongside other computing teams
HPCwire has presented the Cloud Infrastructure for Microbial Bioinformatics (CLIMB) project, alongside other computing teams across COG-UK, with the Readers’ Best High Performance Computing Collaboration award, after providing COG-UK with...
18 Nov 2020
What next for COG-UK following new funding of £12.2 million?
Professor Sharon Peacock discusses the new £12.2 million funding from the Department of Health and Social Care Testing Innovation Fund — how the funds will be used and what it...
17 Nov 2020
The COG-UK Project Hospital-Onset COVID-19 Infections (HOCI) Study
The COG-UK HOCI study aims to evaluate the benefits of rapid COVID-19 genomic sequencing on infection control in preventing the spread of the virus in UK NHS hospitals. 2,000 patients...
16 Nov 2020
£12.2 million boost for SARS-CoV-2 real-time genomic surveillance
The COVID-19 Genomics UK (COG-UK) Consortium has been backed by the Department for Health and Social Care Testing Innovation Fund to expand whole genome sequencing of positive SARS-CoV-2 virus samples...
10 Nov 2020
COG-UK passes 100K genomes
As the 100K mark whizzes by, it is worth reflecting on why this unprecedented viral genomic surveillance effort has been needed, how the genome data generated has been used to...
9 Nov 2020
SARS-CoV-2 mutations, the science behind the mink case
The Danish government will cull 17 million farmed mink in the country after detecting variants of the SARS-CoV-2 in these animals with mutations that have been transmitted back to humans...
6 Nov 2020
SARS-CoV-2 mutations, what we have learned from new fast-growing lineages and the Spike N439K variant
The combination of epidemiological studies which allow the identification of new variants spreading among communities and experimental work carried on by virology groups, is necessary to fully characterise SARS-CoV-2 mutations...
3 Nov 2020
Software tool will help doctors identify and prevent hospital transmission of SARS-CoV-2
The software combines knowledge about infection dynamics, data describing the movements of individuals, and genome sequence data to assess whether or not coronavirus has been transmitted between people in the...
23 Oct 2020
How a COG-UK Partner is helping to sequence tens of thousands of COVID-19 samples
Read the Wellcome Sanger Insitute's Blog post about their work and watch their video
23 Oct 2020
COG-UK report 12 – 15th October 2020
As of 22nd October, the COVID-19 Genomics UK (COG-UK) Consortium has sequenced more than 81,000 SARS-CoV-2 virus genomes from the UK, representing about 45 per cent of the global total.
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...