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).


Spotlight on the evolution of infectious agents

Wednesday, 11. January 2017

International Leibniz Center Infection (LCI) symposium 2017 with focal point „Evolution and Infection“

Award honors Ebola research performed by HPI junior group head Dr. Cesar Munoz-Fontela

Wednesday, 23. November 2016

Dr. Cesar Munoz-Fontela from the Heinrich Pette Institute, Leibniz Institute for Experimental Virology receives award by the "Stifterverband Gesellschaft braucht Wissenschaft"


December 13, 2016: Landesforschungsförderung - Two research associations with HPI participation receive incentive funding

Tuesday, 13. December 2016

December 13, 2016: Two projects from the fields of infectiology and immunology are supported with the „Anschubförderung kooperativer Forschungsverbünde“ by the BWFG.

November 25, 2016: A book about the hiddin life within us: "Wilde Gene" (wild genes)

Friday, 25. November 2016

November 25, 2016: HPI scientist Helga Hofmann-Sieber and her husband and HPI alumni Timo Sieber published popular scientific book about the topic 'genes'


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