COG-UK News and Events

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

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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’...


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.


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.


27 Nov 2020

COG-UK researchers make highly cited list

Eight COG-UK Consortium members and associates have been recognised by Clarivate as some of the most highly cited researchers of 2020.


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...


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...


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...


10 Oct 2020

COG-UK Researcher honoured by Queen for COVID-19 work

Professor Emma Thomson, Professor in Infectious Diseases at the MRC-University of Glasgow Centre for Virus Research has been recognised in the Queen’s Birthday Honours. She has been awarded an OBE...


7 Oct 2020

Spread of COVID-19 mapped in hospitals to ‘break the chain’ of transmission

A first-of-its kind clinical trial, led by scientists at UCL, will evaluate the use of ‘real time’ viral genomic data to reduce the spread of COVID-19 within hospitals.


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...


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...