COG-UK is the COVID-19 Genomics UK Consortium and has some of the UK’s leading experts on virus genomics. We asked some of their scientists to make themselves available to answer journalist’s questions at a Q&A about what we do and don’t know about the ‘new variant’ announced yesterday.
Please note the scientists did not have any new data to share – they were simply available to answer journalist questions.
Prof Sharon Peacock, Director of COG-UK, and Professor of Public Health and Microbiology, University of Cambridge
Prof Tom Connor, Professor in the School of Biosciences, Cardiff University, and Consultant Bioinformatician/Pathogen Bioinformatics Lead
Dr Andrew Page, Head of Informatics, Quadram Institute
Prof Judith Breuer, Professor of Virology and Head of Pathogen Genomics, UCL, and consultant virologist
Prof Nick Loman, Professor of Microbial Genomics and Bioinformatics, University of Birmingham