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.


March 8, 2018: Members of the Institute of Viral Disease Control and Prevention (China CDC) visit Heinrich Pette Institute

Thursday, 08. March 2018

March 8, 2018: Chinese Guests, the HPI and the university of Lübeck plan joint summer school and symposium in late summer 2018 in Lübeck and Hamburg

March 5, 2018: Progress in HCV Research

Monday, 05. March 2018

March 5, 2018: iHLC cells suitable model for HCV-host interaction studies


MS SPIDOC - EU Funding for the Investigation of Protein Structures

Monday, 12. March 2018

Introduction of new Mass Spectrometry Prototype for Single Particle Determination at the European XFEL

Spotlight on the Structural Biology of Infection

Wednesday, 10. January 2018

International Leibniz Center Infection symposium 2018 with focal point „Structural Biology of Infection“


Single Cell Genomics to better understand myeloid differentiation and plasticity

Thursday, 22. March 2018 - 13:00

Prof. Joachim Schultze

University of Bonn, LIMES Institute, Genomics & Immunoregulation, Bonn

im Ferdinand-Bergen-Auditorium des HPI

The role of human adenovirus histone-like protein pVII during virus life cycle

Thursday, 05. April 2018 - 13:00

Prof. Tanel Punga

Institute of Medical Biochemistry and Microbiology, Uppsala University, Sweden

im Ferdinand-Bergen-Auditorium des HPI