COG-UK News and Events

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

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.

Blog

28 May 2021

Meet the researcher: Michelle Erkiert

This week we meet Michelle Erkiert, a Microbiology Administrator at the University Hospitals Sussex NHS Foundation Trust.

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.