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 diseases.Learn more about the HPI.

Research Units

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

For more information visit the RESEARCH Teams.


New insights into the virus-associated development of cancer

Thursday, 20. July 2017

Model system of the adenovirus-associated cell transformation gives new insights into viral oncogenesis

Hector Award HIV 2017

Thursday, 15. June 2017

Hector Award honors Prof. Marcus Altfeld and Dr. Angelique Hölzemer for their work on the field of HIV research


July 13, 2017: HIV-1-Mediated Downmodulation of HLA-C Impacts Target Cell Recognition & Antiviral Activity of Natural Killer Cells

Thursday, 13. July 2017

July 13, 2017: Modulated HLA-C expression on HIV-1 infected cells is recognized by cells of the innate immune system

June 30, 2017: HCV expert Prof. Charles M. Rice honored with Heinrich Pette Lecture

Friday, 30. June 2017

June 30, 2017: The Heinrich Pette Institute, Leibniz Institute for Experimental Virology honors virologist and HCV expert with Heinrich Pette Lecture 2017


Nucleo-cytoplasmic trafficking for a productive herpesviral infection

Thursday, 31. August 2017 - 15:15

Prof. Susanne Bailer 

Universität Stuttgart, Institut für Grenzflächenverfahrenstechnik und Plasmatechnologie IGVP

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Diffusion-exponent fluctuations of virus capsids

Friday, 01. September 2017 - 11:15

Dr. Yuichi Itto 

Science Division, Center for General Education, Aichi Institute of Technology, Aichi, Japan

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