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.


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

New insights into the virus-associated development of cancer

Thursday, 20. July 2017

Model system of the adenovirus-associated cell transformation gives new insights into viral oncogenesis


September 22, 2017: Students from the school "Corvey Gymnasium" visited the HPI

Friday, 22. September 2017

September 22, 2017: Students of the 12th grade got insights into the institute

September 15, 2017: HPI Company outing 2017

Friday, 15. September 2017

September 15, 2017: The HPI company outing 2017 took place at a fruit farm


Using a biosynthetic approach to study establishment and epigenetic inheritance of centromere identity

Thursday, 05. October 2017 - 15:15

PD Dr. Aloys Schepers

Helmholtz Zentrum München, Deutsches Forschungszentrum für Gesundheit und Umwelt, Neuherberg

im Ferdinand-Bergen-Auditorium des HPI


Hamburg City Health Studie – Integration molekularer und epidemiologischer Fragestellungen

Thursday, 26. October 2017 - 15:15

Prof. Stefan Blankenberg & Prof. Tanja Zeller

Epidemiologischen Studienzentrum, Universitäres Herzzentrum Hamburg GmbH (UHZ), Universitätsklinikum Hamburg-Eppendorf, Hamburg