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.


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

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


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


Antibody-mediated therapy approaches in HIV-1 infection

Thursday, 14. December 2017 - 14:45

Prof. Florian Klein

Laboratory of Experimental Immunology, Institute of Virology, University Hospital of Cologne

im Ferdinand-Bergen-Auditorium des HPI

mCMV suppression of antigen presentation, and: super-stable empty MHC class I proteins

Thursday, 11. January 2018 - 13:00

Prof. Sebastian Springer

Department of Life Sciences and Chemistry, Jacobs University Bremen, Bremen

im Ferdinand-Bergen-Auditorium des HPI