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Welcome to the ZB MED COVID-19 Hub

This page aims to support researchers and interested individuals by providing tools and data sets related to the Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) outbreak and the SARS-CoV-2 virus.

Please contact us if you need help or have suggestions for further tools or data sets. We are experienced in bioinformatical data analysis, text mining, data visualization, (FAIR) research data management as well as in hosting information services.

Our literature search engine LIVIVO

We have created a dedicated COVID-19 / SARS-CoV-2 version of LIVIVO - our literature search engine LIVIVO (regular full version). It contains meta data of around 50.000 COVID-19 / SARS-CoV-2 related articles including a frequently updated set of relevant pre-prints from bioRxiv and medRxiv. Futhermore it covers articles included in the COVID-19 Open Research Dataset (CORD-19) and other sources. Here you can find an example search for the spike protein and receptor.

Genome browser

This genome browser (jbrowse based) let you explore the sequence of the SARS-CoV-2 wuhCor1 strain (NC_045512v2). If you like to have further strains included contact us.

Multiple sequence alignments and phylogentic trees

We are constantly generating full genome sequence alignments (here) of all available genomes sequences and create phylogenetic trees (here) based on them. If you have further genome sequences that should be included contact us.