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...
How global collaboration and genomics training will better prepare us to tackle COVID-19 variants and future pandemics
The global response to COVID-19 variants during the current pandemic has highlighted the need for open scientific collaboration. Providing training tools to help countries establish or expand their own SARS-CoV-2...
14 Feb 2022
61% of female COG-UK members say that COVID-19 has positively impacted their career – COG-UK celebrates International Day of Women and Girls in Science
61% of female COG-UK members say that COVID-19 has positively impacted their career. We ran a COG-UK membership survey to understand the impact that the pandemic has had on the...
“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...
8 Feb 2022
“Epidemiology and genomics go hand-in-hand”: How genomics is helping us to understand transmission of COVID-19 in universities.
Dr Dinesh Aggarwal spoke to us about his most recent publication, "Genomic epidemiology of SARS-CoV-2 in a UK university identifies dynamics of transmission".
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,...
30 Nov 2021
A recent study has used genomic sequencing of the SARS-CoV-2 virus to help understand how the virus evolves in hospital patients and learn more about the antiviral drug remdesivir.
“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...
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.
19 Oct 2021
COG-UK welcomes its new ‘COG-Train’ global COVID-19 genomics training programme team, as the project begins its education development phase.