COG-UK News and Events

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

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.

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.