COG-UK News and Events

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

Blog

19 May 2021

How can we protect the world from new variants of concern?

On 18th May, Sharon Peacock delivered a speech during a briefing co-hosted by the Permanent Missions of the United Kingdom and of Lebanon to the United Nations in New York,...

Blog

17 May 2021

Meet the Researcher: Thanh Le-Viet

We caught up with Thanh Le-Viet from the Quadram Institute to find out more about his work on the CLIMB platform and the key role he plays within COG-UK.

Blog

7 May 2021

Meet the Researcher: Beth Blane

Next up in our Meet the Researcher series, we meet Beth Blane — Logistics Manager for COG-UK, based at the University of Cambridge.

Blog

30 Apr 2021

Meet the Researcher: Radoslaw Poplawski

In this blog series, we meet just a few of the countless people whose dedication, commitment and hard work has been essential to the success of COG-UK.

Blog

20 Apr 2021

What next for COG-UK?

The consortium entered its second year on 1 April 2021, supported by funding managed by UKRI. Here, we describe our plans for the next 12 months.

Blog

9 Apr 2021

SARS-CoV-2 importations to England: do travel restrictions work?

In a recent study, COG-UK have assessed the effectiveness of travel restrictions by examining >4000 SARS-CoV-2 importations over the summer of 2020.

Blog / Events / Videos

31 Mar 2021

Watch the second COG-UK Showcase Event – March 2021

Thank you to all the speakers, chairs, attendees and organisers of last week's COG-UK Anniversary Science Showcase Event. You can watch the recording here.

Blog

25 Mar 2021

COG-UK First Anniversary Timeline

As COG-UK marks its first year of operation, we look back at key events and milestones from each of the last 12 months.

Blog

24 Mar 2021

An open letter to the COG-UK consortium

As we approach the first anniversary of the inception of COG-UK, Sharon Peacock reflects on the last 12 months — and considers our next steps for the future.

Blog

8 Mar 2021

COG-UK Celebrates International Women’s Day

To celebrate International Women’s Day, we highlight some of the many women whose work has been vital to the consortium’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Blog

5 Mar 2021

Investigating SARS-CoV-2 in university settings – an update

Further studies are adding to the emerging picture of COVID-19 infections in higher education institutes.

Blog

3 Mar 2021

What do virologists mean by ‘mutation’, ‘variant’ and ‘strain’?

The terms used to describe the genetics of viruses are easily misunderstood. Here, we aim to define some of these terms using clear language and straightforward examples.