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

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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.

Life sciences research needs a solid infrastructure.

ZB MED carries out the applied research required to achieve this.


An online platform for epidemiological surveillance, visualization, analysis and typing of Coxiella burnetii genomic sequences

CoxBase is a central database of genomic information on Coxiella burnetii and Q fever. Designed as an interactive, web-based platform, it caters to a broad range of applications. Specialists benefit from a one-stop database of information and applications that allows them to carry out more sophisticated sequence analysis. At the same time, the database acts as a more general source of information for users from a range of other disciplines including medicine and veterinary medicine. CoxBase offers a clear and intuitive way for researchers to visualise sequencing data, providing a level of accessibility that is essential for reaching a broad-based target audience.

The CoxBase development project was run by the Q-GAPS consortium. The database provides a powerful tool for molecular epidemiological surveillance and analysis of Q fever.


  • Q-Gaps consortium