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.

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Heinrich Pette Lecture 2015 on July 1

This year's lecture will be 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.


April 28, 2015: School class visited Heinrich Pette Institute

Tuesday, 28. April 2015

April 28, 2015: The pupils got an insight into the different working areas of a scientific research institute.

April 20, 2015: Dr. Eva Krause receives price for pbest HPI publication od the year 2014.

Tuesday, 14. April 2015

April 20, 2015: The HPI awarded Dr. Eva Krause for the best publication „Murine Cytomegalovirus Virion-Associated Protein M45 Mediates Rapid NF-κB Activation after Infection”.


Neues Virus bei Rindern in Deutschland entdeckt

Monday, 04. May 2015

Heinrich-Pette-Institut, Leibniz-Institut für Experimentelle Virologie: Bislang unbekanntes Virus weist nahe genetische Verwandtschaft zum humanpathogenen Hepatitis C-Virus auf

Impfstoff aktiviert Immunsystem zuverlässig gegen Ebola

Thursday, 02. April 2015

Erste Ergebnisse zur Ebola-Impfstudie im UKE mit Unterstützung vom Heinrich-Pette-Institut


Watching Protein-Nucleic Acid Dynamics with Single Molecule Resolution

Thursday, 28. May 2015 - 15:15

Prof. David Rueda

Imperial College London, Faculty of Medicine, United Kingdom

im Ferdinand-Bergen-Auditorium des HPI

Ebola: Response, Sequencing , vaccines and clinical trials!

Thursday, 04. June 2015 - 15:15

Prof. Miles Carroll

Head of Research Microbiology Services, Public Health England at Porton Down, UK

im Ferdinand-Bergen-Auditorium des HPI