The institute's mission statement: „The HPI investigates the biology of human pathogenic viruses. It is our aim to unravel the molecular mechanisms that control viral life cycles and virus induced pathogenesis. This research will provide novel targets and therapeutic approaches for established and emerging viral disease.Learn more about the HPI.

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

Leibniz Year 2016

Leibniz Year 2016 -  the 370. birthday and 300. anniversary of death of the polymath Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz: Reason for a Theme Year by the Leibniz Association.


April 28, 2016: HPI Girls and Boys Day 2016

Thursday, 28. April 2016

April 28, 2016: Girls and boys experienced the life as a scientist

April 5, 2016: Brec1 Recombinase as cover image on the current "Nature Biotechnology" issue

Tuesday, 05. April 2016

April 5, 2016: Image shows designer recombinase Brec1, developed at the HPI and the TU-Dresden


Unique human immune signature of Ebola virus disease in Guinea

Thursday, 05. May 2016

Heinrich Pette Institute, Leibniz Institute for Experimental Virology & Bernhard Nocht Institute for Tropical Medice: Key component of Ebola virus disease pathophysiology identified

Recombinase Brec1 trend-setting for future HIV Therapy

Monday, 22. February 2016

Heinrich Pette Institute, Leibniz Institute for Experimental Virology: Approach demonstrated to work directly on HIV-patient material


Wiring the brain with guidance cues and receptors

Thursday, 26. May 2016 - 10:52

Dr. Rob Meijers

European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL), c/o DESY, Hamburg

im Ferdinand-Bergen-Auditorium des HPI

The Human Histone Variant Network: Novel Players in Disease Biology

Thursday, 09. June 2016 - 15:15

PD Dr. Sandra Hake

BioMedical Center, Molekularbiologie, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München

eingeladen durch die Kinderkrebs-Forschung

im Ferdinand-Bergen-Auditorium…