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.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.

European Congress of Virology

Oktober 19-22, 2016 at the Congress Center Hamburg

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Symposium and Opening of Nikon Center of Excellence

November 9 & 10, 2016 at the HPI

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HPI PhD & PostDoc Retreat

November 24-25, 2016


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Leibniz Year 2016

Leibniz Year 2016 -  the 370. birthday and 300. anniversary of death of the polymath Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz: Reason for a Theme Year by the Leibniz Association.


Cofactor for hepatitis c virus particle production identified

Tuesday, 20. September 2016

Heinrich Pette Institute, Leibniz Institute for Experimental Virology: Protein Annexin A3 as a regulator of HCV particle maturation and egress identified

6th European Congress of Virology: Virologists meet up in Hamburg

Wednesday, 03. August 2016

From basic science to clinical application - Europe's premier virology conference will come to Hamburg in October 2016


September 28, 2016: School visits HPI

Wednesday, 28. September 2016

September 28, 2016: Pupils got insights into the different working areas of a research institute

September 12, 2016: HPI Strategy Retreat 2016

Monday, 12. September 2016

September 12, 2016: HPI Scientific Council met at the Ellernhof


Four decades of human norovirus binding interactions with sugars

Thursday, 06. October 2016 - 15:15

Dr. Grant Hansman

Noroviren (F150), CHS Nachwuchsgruppe am CellNetworks Cluster der Universität und am Deutschen Krebsforschungszentrum (DKFZ), Heidelberg


Modeling asthma in vivo and in vitro - prospects and limitations

Thursday, 13. October 2016 - 15:15

Prof. Heinz Fehrenbach

Division of Experimental Pneumology, Research Center Borstel

im Ferdinand-Bergen-Auditorium des HPI