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.

LCI Symposium 2018 "Structural Biology of Infection"

January 18-19, 2018

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                                         Picture © Prof. Kay Grünewald


January 10, 2018: Spotlight on the Structural Biology of Infection

Wednesday, 10. January 2018

January 10, 2018: International Leibniz Center Infection symposium 2018 with focal point „Structural Biology of Infection“

Exciting activities and interesting talks during the "Nacht des Wissens" at the Heinrich Pette Institute

Thursday, 26. October 2017

The Heinrich Pette Institute, Leibniz Institute for Experimental Virology invites to the public event "Nacht des Wissens" on November 4, 2017 between 5 p.m. and midnight


November 23, 2017: Establishment of the "Leibniz Postdoc Network"

Thursday, 23. November 2017

November 23, 2017: Networking platform for postdocs of the Leibniz Association founded

November 13, 2017: CSSB Opening Symposium

Monday, 13. November 2017

November 13, 2017: Frontiers in Structural Systems Biology of Host-Pathogen Interactions


Path(ogen)s to disease, a holistic view on host-pathogen interaction using systems biology

Thursday, 15. February 2018 - 13:00

Prof. Stefan Bonn

Director of Medical Systems Biology, University Clinik Hamburg-Eppendorf, Center for Molecular Neurobiology, Hamburg

im Ferdinand-Bergen-Auditorium des HPI

Replication of HIV and ZIKA virus, and innate immune countermeasures

Thursday, 22. February 2018 - 13:00

Prof. Olivier Schwartz

Director of Virus & Immunity Unit, Institut Pasteur, Paris, France

im Ferdinand-Bergen-Auditorium des HPI