COG-UK News and Events

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

Blog / Events / Videos / Women in COG

9 Feb 2022

“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...

Blog

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".

Blog

7 Feb 2022

Chronicling COG-UK’s COVID-19 Contributions

The scientific response to the COVID-19 pandemic, in which the COVID-19 Genomics UK (COG-UK) consortium has played an important part, marks a period in history that will be reflected upon...

Blog / Events / Videos / Women in COG

22 Dec 2021

“COVID must not distract us from the fight for equality” – in conversation with Sir Jeremy Farrar

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,...

Blog

16 Dec 2021

Reflections on 2021 for COG-UK

Last year’s festive period feels like light years ago, such is the impact of COVID-19 where much can change in what feels like the blink of an eye.

Blog

30 Nov 2021

Tracking SARS-CoV-2 evolution and remdesivir treatment in hospital patients

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.

Blog / Events / Videos / Women in COG

23 Nov 2021

“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...

Blog / Events

3 Nov 2021

COG-UK Together: Marking 18 months of endeavour and achievement

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.

Blog

19 Oct 2021

COG-UK Welcomes New ‘COG-Train’ Global COVID-19 Genomics Training Programme Team

COG-UK welcomes its new ‘COG-Train’ global COVID-19 genomics training programme team, as the project begins its education development phase.

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.