COG-UK News and Events

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


12 Jun 2020

The COVID-19 genome

Information from the genome sequences will help track the spread of the coronavirus in the UK and support public health planning and clinical decision making


10 Jun 2020

COG-UK preliminary analysis reveals the frequency and source of virus introductions into the UK

The latest analysis of the COVID-19 epidemic in the UK combines large-scale data and genomic sequencing to provide a detailed picture of the number and sources of SARS-CoV-2 introductions into...


22 May 2020

Analysis of COVID-19 Genomes reveals large numbers of introductions to the UK in March

The latest COG-UK data reports show large numbers of independent introductions of the virus into the UK . However, recent data suggest new UK COVID-19 cases are arising from local...


8 May 2020

Commentary: COG-UK Report 5, 7th May 2020

The findings highlight the importance of ongoing, larger studies, with additional metadata. Such studies will be vital to study transmission in care settings and inform control strategies


4 May 2020

The COVID-19 Genomics UK (COG-UK) consortium and the Canadian COVID Genomics Network (CanCOGeN) launch new partnership

By sharing knowledge, lessons learned and protocols, the initiatives will each support national efforts to coordinate the work of healthcare, public, private and academic organisations to sequence and analyse the...


24 Apr 2020

A letter to Medical Directors, Consultant Virologist/Microbiologists, Infectious Diseases Physicians, Infection Laboratory Managers in the NHS introducing the project

Downloadable Document for NHS clinicians and managers: Participating in the COVID-19 Genomic UK (COG-UK) Consortium 24 April 2020


23 Mar 2020

UK launches whole genome sequence alliance to map spread of coronavirus

The government and the UK’s Chief Scientific Adviser have today (Monday 23 March) backed the UK’s leading clinicians and scientists to map how COVID-19 spreads and behaves by using whole...