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'Nacht des Wissens' at the HPI!

"Nacht des Wissens 2015" at the HPI: Almost 1.700 guests visited the institute during the evnt on November 7.

Ann M. Arvin honored with Heinrich Pette Lecture

This year's lecture was held by the renowned virologist Ann M. Arvin.

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Research Units

The Heinrich Pette Institute's research teams currently consist of four reserach units, three reserach groups and three independent junior research groups.

For more information visit the RESEARCH Teams.

European Congress of Virology

Oktober 19-22, 2016 at the Congress Center Hamburg

More Infos HERE


October 30, 2015: PD Dr. Sabrina Schreiner receives Jürgen Wehland Prize

Wednesday, 04. November 2015

October 30,2015: Award for former PostDoc from the Heinrich Pette Institute, Leibniz Institute for Experimental Virology

September 16, 2015: LCI-Retreat in Jesteburg

Wednesday, 16. September 2015

September, 16 2015: Austausch der drei LCI-Institute HPI, FZB und BNITM über aktuelle und zukünftige Entwicklungen


New insights into immun control of HIV

Tuesday, 17. November 2015

Heinrich Pette Institute, Leibniz Institute for Experimental Virology: New Findings about the functions of Natural Killer Cells in case of HIV infections

Exciting activities and interesting talks during the "Nacht des Wissens" at the Heinrich Pette Institute

Monday, 02. November 2015

The Heinrich Pette Institute, Leibniz Institute for Experimental Virology invites to the public event "Nacht des Wissens" on November 7, 2015 between 5 p.m. and midnight


Research Group Virus Genomics

Thursday, 03. December 2015 - 15:15

Prof. Adam Grundhoff

Virus Genomik, Heinrich-Pette-Institut

im Ferdinand-Bergen-Auditorium des HPI