COG-UK News and Events

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

Blog / Events / Videos / Women in COG

6 Oct 2021

Why Dr Magdalena Skipper left the world of academia and became Editor in Chief of Nature

In the latest instalment of our Women in COG series, we caught up with Magdalena Skipper – Editor in Chief of Nature

Blog

9 Sep 2021

An app for understanding SARS-CoV-2 spike protein mutations

An interactive web-based application has been developed to help explain reports on SARS-CoV-2 mutations and variants generated by COG-UK for a non-expert audience.

Blog

2 Sep 2021

Explainer: Generation and transmission of inter-lineage recombinants in the SARS-CoV-2 pandemic

For the first time, COG-UK researchers have reported the clear detection and characterisation of recombinant SARS-CoV-2 viruses.

Blog / Events / Videos

23 Aug 2021

Covid Connections: From Mild to Mortal — Unlocking the Mystery of COVID-19 Symptoms

Read the Wellcome Sanger Institute's summary of the latest Covid Connections event.

Blog / Events / Videos / Women in COG

30 Jul 2021

From London Zoo to NHS England – the story of Angela Douglas, Deputy CSO

In the latest instalment of our Women in COG series, we caught up with Angela Douglas – Deputy Chief Scientific Officer for NHS England and NHS Improvement.

Blog

23 Jul 2021

How SARS-CoV-2 sequencing is becoming a national service

We depict our transition journey and celebrate the lasting legacy of COG-UK sequencing efforts.

Blog / Events / Videos

9 Jul 2021

Covid Connections – Variant or Villain

In the second event of the COVID connections series, organised by Wellcome Connecting Science and COG-UK, researchers discussed variants of SARS-CoV-2.

Blog / Events / Videos / Women in COG

29 Jun 2021

In conversation with the “Queen of Virology”, Professor Judy Breuer

In the latest instalment of our Women in COG series, we caught up with Judy Breuer – Professor of Virology at University College London, and COG-UK Principal Investigator and Chief...

Blog

11 Jun 2021

Meet the researcher: Greg Young

This week we meet Greg Young from Northumbria University, who has played a vital role in managing his lab’s logistics of COVID-19 sample transfer and analysis.

Blog / Events / Videos

7 Jun 2021

Genomics in a pandemic – Shedding light on the invisible

Read the Wellcome Sanger Institute's summary blog of the first Covid Connections event, with COG-UK and Wellcome Connecting Science.

Blog / Events / Videos / Women in COG

3 Jun 2021

“Girls like you can’t be doctors” — how Charlotte Summers battled stereotypes to thrive as a woman in science

In the first instalment of our Women in COG series, we caught up with Charlotte Summers – a Reader in Intensive Care Medicine at the University of Cambridge who practices...

Blog

1 Jun 2021

SARS-CoV-2 variants, spike mutations and immune escape – an update

Learn more about a recent COG-UK review on variants and mutations and the latest improvements to the COG-UK Mutation Explorer tool.