Sharon Peacock interview: How we track down new coronavirus variants

Sharon Peacock is the director of COVID-19 Genomics UK ReUTS / Alamy Stock Photo
The UK announced a new SARS-CoV-2 variant last December. It seemed to have spread faster than the original virus. The COVID-19 Genomics UK Consortium was responsible for sequencing viral samples in order to track the evolution of the virus. Sharon Peacock is the leader of COG-UK. She spoke to New Scientist about her research.

What were your previous projects before the pandemic?

I was in the office.