COG-UK News and Events

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


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.


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.


25 Aug 2021

Hospital-acquired COVID-19 tends to be picked up from other patients, not from healthcare workers

Read a summary of a recent study from researchers at the University of Cambridge and Addenbrooke’s Hospital.

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.

Events / Videos

11 Aug 2021

Covid Connections: Big data in a pandemic world — how our data defies travel restrictions

Covid Connections are a series of free, virtual panel discussions, organised by Wellcome Connecting Science and COG-UK.

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.


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.


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.


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...


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.