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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.

Save the Date: Heinrich Pette Lecture

The next Heinrich Pette Lecture will take place on June 30, 2017. Our guest will be the virologist Charles M. Rice (Rockefeller University).


Dampened Immunity During Pregnancy Promotes Evolution of More Virulent Flu

Wednesday, 08. March 2017

Pregnancy-related immune adaptation promotes the emergence of highly virulent H1N1 influenza strains in allogenically pregnant mice

Tumor suppressor promotes some acute myeloid leukemias

Tuesday, 17. January 2017

Heinrich Pette Institute: Study reveals surprising effect of RUNX1


April 27, 2017: HPI Girls and Boys Day 2017

Thursday, 27. April 2017

April 27, 2017: Girls and boys experienced the life as a scientist

April 5, 2017: „Innovationspreis der BioRegionen“ for HPI projects

Wednesday, 05. April 2017

April 5, 2017: „Provirex“ project honored with award „Innovationspreis der BioRegionen“


Recognition of tumor binding bacteria by immune cells

Thursday, 04. May 2017 - 15:15

Prof. Ofer Mandelboim

Lautenberg Center for General and Tumor Immunology, BioMedical Research Institute Israel-Canada of the Faculty of Medicine (IMRIC), Hebrew University Hadassah Medical…

Peroxisomes as platforms for viral evasion from the cellular immune response

Thursday, 15. June 2017 - 15:15

Prof. Daniela Ribeiro

Institute of Biomedicine – iBiMED University of Aveiro, Portugal

im Ferdinand-Bergen-Auditorium des HPI