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.

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.


May 30, 2015: Prof. Gülsah Gabriel receives visiting professorship at the TiHo Hannover

Saturday, 30. May 2015

May 30, 2015: Influenca expert Gülsah Gabriel is new visiting professor at the TiHo Hannover

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.


Neue Erkenntnisse zur Evolution des Ebola-Virus und zum Verlauf der Epidemie in Westafrika.

Wednesday, 17. June 2015

Wissenschaftler des EU-Projekts „EVIDENT“ untersuchten rund 180 Patientenproben aus der Ebola-Epidemie in Westafrika

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


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