COG-UK News and Events

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


25 Feb 2021

Visualisation tools to help understand SARS-CoV-2 mutations

Three tools, Grinch, CoVal and COG-UK-ME, are now available to help understand the genetic information produced by COG-UK about mutations in the SARS-CoV-2 genome.


23 Feb 2021

Introducing Mutation Explorer: An open-access dashboard by COG-UK

The COG-UK Mutation Explorer is an interface that provides access to data on SARS-CoV-2 mutations and variants of interest in the COG-UK data set.


26 Jan 2021

How do we manage data about people’s SARS-CoV-2 samples?

How do we link individuals’ SARS-CoV-2 sample data with other information, and how do we store and manage all this data?


25 Jan 2021

What can wastewater tell us about COVID-19?

Traces of SARS-CoV-2 are present in the faeces of those with COVID-19 and can be detected in the resulting sewage output. So, what can wastewater tell us about COVID-19?


22 Jan 2021

Reflections on the achievements of COG-UK

The COG-UK consortium is ten months old this January. Here are ten of these achievements, one for each month of our existence.


19 Jan 2021

New SARS-CoV-2 variant & other mutations under review

A brief summary of the latest COG-UK mutational surveillance report, which explores SARS-CoV-2 spike gene mutations of potential or known importance.


13 Jan 2021

Asymptomatic screening & genome sequencing help understand SARS-CoV-2

Initial results suggest that University of Cambridge's screening programme, along with public health measures and student behaviour, has limited the spread of the virus.


7 Jan 2021

‘World-class’ CLIMB project receives £1.2 million funding boost from UKRI

As part of a wider investment to expand and upgrade ‘world-class’ research infrastructure, the CLIMB project has received a £1.2 million funding boost from UKRI.

Blog / Events / Videos

18 Dec 2020

Watch the first COG-UK Showcase Event – 16th Dec 2020

On the 16th December, we presented our first Showcase Event: SARS-CoV-2 sequencing to inform clinical care, public health interventions and policy decisions. Watch the recording of the event here.


18 Dec 2020

Persistent SARS-CoV-2 infection & viral evolution tracked in an immuno-compromised patient

All viruses accumulate mutations as they evolve over time. But what are the drivers of viral evolution, and could antibody treatment have any influence on this process?


17 Dec 2020

A short history of the COVID-19 Genomics UK (COG-UK) Consortium

This short history of the development of the COG-UK consortium is dedicated to everyone who has contributed to its success, with unlimited energy, enthusiasm, commitment and support.


14 Dec 2020

Update on new SARS-CoV-2 variant and how COG-UK tracks emerging mutations

Since its creation COG-UK has been supporting genomic surveillance efforts to identify variants of the SARS-CoV-2 virus in the genome sequencing data from the UK.