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.

Nacht der Wissens // Science Night

The next "Nacht des Wissens" (Science Night) takes place on November 4, 2017 (5pm-12pm)!

The HPI prepared an interesting and entertaining program for children & adults .

More information HERE.



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.


Head of HPI Junior Research Group Dr. Charlotte Uetrecht receives ERC Starting Grant

Thursday, 07. September 2017

European Research Council supports project of the HPI scientist with € 2 million

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


October 13, 2017: HPI Joint Scientific Retreat 2017

Friday, 13. October 2017

October 13, 2017: The joint scientific retreat of the two HPI program areas

Oktober 7, 2017: New HPI PhD Speakers

Saturday, 07. October 2017

Oktober 7, 2017: Annika Niehrs and Johannes Heidemann elected as the new PhD speakers at the HPI


Hamburg City Health Study – Integration of molecular, clinical and epidemiological research

Thursday, 26. October 2017 - 15:15

Prof. Stefan Blankenberg & Prof. Tanja Zeller

Epidemiologischen Studienzentrum, Universitäres Herzzentrum Hamburg GmbH (UHZ), Universitätsklinikum Hamburg-Eppendorf, Hamburg


Some Like it Sweet - the Role of Glycans in Norovirus Infection

Thursday, 02. November 2017 - 15:15

Prof. Stefan Taube

Institute of Virology and Cell Biology, University of Lübeck

im Ferdinand-Bergen-Auditorium des HPI