COG-UK News and Events

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

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.

News

14 Oct 2020

Queen honours three COG-UK scientists in 2020 Birthday List

Three scientists from the COVID-19 Genomics UK (COG-UK) consortium, representing research efforts in England, Scotland and Wales, have been honoured by the Queen for their roles in delivering vital services...

News

10 Oct 2020

COG-UK Researcher honoured by Queen for COVID-19 work

Professor Emma Thomson, Professor in Infectious Diseases at the MRC-University of Glasgow Centre for Virus Research has been recognised in the Queen’s Birthday Honours. She has been awarded an OBE...

News

7 Oct 2020

Spread of COVID-19 mapped in hospitals to ‘break the chain’ of transmission

A first-of-its kind clinical trial, led by scientists at UCL, will evaluate the use of ‘real time’ viral genomic data to reduce the spread of COVID-19 within hospitals.

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

News

10 Jun 2020

COG-UK preliminary analysis reveals the frequency and source of virus introductions into the UK

The latest analysis of the COVID-19 epidemic in the UK combines large-scale data and genomic sequencing to provide a detailed picture of the number and sources of SARS-CoV-2 introductions into...

News

22 May 2020

Analysis of COVID-19 Genomes reveals large numbers of introductions to the UK in March

The latest COG-UK data reports show large numbers of independent introductions of the virus into the UK . However, recent data suggest new UK COVID-19 cases are arising from local...