The HPI against Ebola

For months, the outbreak of the Ebola virus holds the world in suspense. The HPI has been used to combat the dangerous Ebola virus locally in Africa.

Read here more.

Clarified Return of the HI-virus in Boston patients

HI-virus had been hiding for a period of three to eight months.

Read the german press release.

Heinrich-Pette-Institute evaluated positively

The Senate of the Leibniz Association has recommended in an independent scientific evaluation procedure the Federation and the federal states' (Länder) to promote the HPI for another seven years.

Read more in the german press release.


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.

More information 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.


Gülsah Gabriel elected as Vice-President of ESWI

Thursday, 23. October 2014

On 13 September 2014, the Board members of the European Scientific Working group on Influenza (ESWI) have elected Gülsah Gabriel as the new Vice-President of the group.

3rd Young Scientist Retreat at the HPI

Wednesday, 15. October 2014

The 3rd Young Scientist Retreat from the Heinrich Pette Institute, Leibniz Institute of Experimental Virology will be held from 23.10.2014 to 24.10.2014 in the “Haus am Schüberg”.


Stapelfeldt und Hoops legen Grundstein für weltweit einzigartiges Infektions-Forschungszentrum

Friday, 29. August 2014

Interdisziplinäres Zentrum für strukturelle Systembiologie CSSB bekommt ein Dach.

Neueste Forschungsergebnisse erklären temporäres Verschwinden und Rückkehr des HI-Virus in Boston-Patienten

Thursday, 24. July 2014

Ein internationales Team aus Wissenschaftlerinnen und Wissenschaftlern hat das Rätsel um die mit HIV-1 infizierten „Boston-Patienten“ geklärt, die nach einer Stammzellentransplantation für mehrere Monate als geheilt galten.


NK cell biology in rhesus macaque SIV infection model

Wednesday, 05. November 2014 - 14:15

Prof. Lutz Walter

Deutsches Primatenzentrum, Leibniz-Institut für Primatenforschung, Göttingen

im Ferdinand-Bergen-Auditorium des HPI

Suppression of cellular immune responses by adenovirus E3 proteins involves two strategies: direct protection of target cells and manipulation of lymphocytes

Thursday, 06. November 2014 - 15:15

Prof. Hans Burgert

School of Life Sciences, University of Warwick, Coventry, UK

im Ferdinand-Bergen-Auditorium des HPI