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.

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


May 22, 2017: First Sino-German Symposium in Beijing

Monday, 22. May 2017

May 22, 2017: Heinrich Pette Institute and Chinese CDC hosts of the symposium "Advanced Strategies to combat infectious diseases"

May 18, 2017: DFG Africa initiative "Infectiology" visits HPI

Thursday, 18. May 2017

May 18, 2017: Conference participants visited HPI


HIV-1 or the art of teasing the immune system

Thursday, 08. June 2017 - 15:15

Prof. Javier Martinez-Picado

IRSICaixa AIDS Research Institute, Barcelona, Spain

im Ferdinand-Bergen-Auditorium des HPI

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