COG-UK News and Events

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

News

27 Jul 2021

Alpha variant spread via ‘super-seeding’ event within UK: Oxford, Northeastern and Edinburgh Universities

Read the Oxford Martin School's press release on a recent study that analyses the transmissibility of the Alpha variant.

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.

News

8 Jul 2021

Why COG-UK is joining the UK Health Data Research Alliance

The COVID-19 Genomics UK (COG-UK) consortium joined the UK Health Data Research Alliance earlier this month. Find out more about the Alliance and our collaboration with HDR UK in this...

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...

News

24 Jun 2021

Expanding the COG-UK research portfolio to increase impact from genome data

COG-UK is enhancing its research portfolio by awarding up to £40,000 to 12 of its consortium partners.

COG Train / News

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’...

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...

News

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.

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.