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Phone: +49 (0)221 478-5685

Cologne Site

Medicine and Health

ZB MED – Information Centre for Life Sciences
Gleueler Straße 60
50931 Cologne (Köln)

Bonn Site

Nutritional, Environmental and Agricultural Sciences

ZB MED – Information Centre for Life Sciences
Friedrich-Hirzebruch-Allee 4
53115 Bonn




An infrastructure and research centre for data and information in the life sciences.

Dr. Katharina Markus

Head of Digital Preservation, PB Open Science

Key tasks and activities

  • Digital Preservation for Open Science
  • Challenges regarding digital preservation of research data
  • Digital preservation of eJournals and eBooks
  • Automatic transfer of material into archives


Katharina Markus studied Biology in Bonn and finished her PhD 2018 in the field of molecular biology at the University of Bonn. Afterwards, she went to the south of Germany for a two-year qualification as a librarian, called Bibliotheksreferendariat. One year was spent with practical library-work at the University Library of Stuttgart, one year with theoretical training at the Bavarian Library Academy. During this time she became interested in research data management and metadata. Since 2020 she is responsible for Digital Preservation at ZB MED.

Educational background

  • 2009 – 2014
    Studies in biology, University of Bonn
  • 2014 – 2018
    PhD, Institut für Zelluläre und Molekulare Botanik , University of Bonn
  • 2018 – 2020
    University Library of Stuttgart/Bavarian Library Academy - Bayerische Staatsbibliothek

Career to date

  • since 2020
    Head of Digital Preservation at ZB MED