COG-UK News and Events

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

Blog

24 Nov 2020

The value of coordinated sequencing to understand a pandemic in real-time

Erik Volz and colleagues investigated the D614G mutation by using more than 25,000 viral genomes to understand the pandemic in real-time.

Blog

20 Nov 2020

Priority research questions for COG-UK

Professor Sharon Peacock and Professor Ravi Gupta discuss COG-UK's research priorities and how advancements in our scientific understanding of COVID-19 have refreshed the consortium's thinking.

Blog

18 Nov 2020

What next for COG-UK following new funding of £12.2 million?

Professor Sharon Peacock discusses the new £12.2 million funding from the Department of Health and Social Care Testing Innovation Fund — how the funds will be used and what it...

Blog

17 Nov 2020

The COG-UK Project Hospital-Onset COVID-19 Infections (HOCI) Study

The COG-UK HOCI study aims to evaluate the benefits of rapid COVID-19 genomic sequencing on infection control in preventing the spread of the virus in UK NHS hospitals. 2,000 patients...

Blog

10 Nov 2020

COG-UK passes 100K genomes

As the 100K mark whizzes by, it is worth reflecting on why this unprecedented viral genomic surveillance effort has been needed, how the genome data generated has been used to...

Blog

9 Nov 2020

SARS-CoV-2 mutations, the science behind the mink case

The Danish government will cull 17 million farmed mink in the country after detecting variants of the SARS-CoV-2 in these animals with mutations that have been transmitted back to humans...

Blog

6 Nov 2020

SARS-CoV-2 mutations, what we have learned from new fast-growing lineages and the Spike N439K variant

The combination of epidemiological studies which allow the identification of new variants spreading among communities and experimental work carried on by virology groups, is necessary to fully characterise SARS-CoV-2 mutations...

Blog

3 Nov 2020

Software tool will help doctors identify and prevent hospital transmission of SARS-CoV-2

The software combines knowledge about infection dynamics, data describing the movements of individuals, and genome sequence data to assess whether or not coronavirus has been transmitted between people in the...

Blog

23 Oct 2020

How a COG-UK Partner is helping to sequence tens of thousands of COVID-19 samples

Read the Wellcome Sanger Insitute's Blog post about their work and watch their video

Blog

23 Oct 2020

COG-UK report 12 – 15th October 2020

As of 22nd October, the COVID-19 Genomics UK (COG-UK) Consortium has sequenced more than 81,000 SARS-CoV-2 virus genomes from the UK, representing about 45 per cent of the global total.

Blog

3 Jul 2020

COG-UK report 9 – 25th June 2020

The COVID-19 Genomics UK (COG-UK) Consortium has now sequenced more than 32,000 SARS-CoV-2 virus genomes from the UK. In the 9th report from the Consortium, dated 25th June, 29,593 of...

Blog

12 Jun 2020

The COVID-19 genome

Information from the genome sequences will help track the spread of the coronavirus in the UK and support public health planning and clinical decision making