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Heinrich Pette Lecture 2018


This year's guest of honor: Bruce D. Walker.

Save the Date: July 2, 2018 in the HPI.

More information HERE.

Research Teams

The Heinrich Pette Institute's research teams currently consist of six research departments, one research unit and two independent junior research groups.

For more information visit the RESEARCH Teams.


15. Juni 2018: Gemeinsamer Bürgerschafts-Antrag von SPD und Grüne für die Vorbereitung einer klinischen Studie zur HIV-Therapie

Friday, 15. June 2018

15. Juni 2018: SPD und Grüne fordern die Stadt Hamburg auf, die Klinische Studie zur Heilung von HIV mit 3 Mio. Euro zu unterunterstützen

June 14, 2018: Kick-off Event for the “Leibniz Programme for Women Professors”

Thursday, 14. June 2018

June 14, 2018: Prof. Gülsah Gabriel talked in Berlin about her research and her scientific career


Prof. Gülsah Gabriel receives W3 professorship „Viral Zoonoses – One Health"

Monday, 28. May 2018

Head of HPI research group "Viral Zoonoses and Adaptation" receives W3 professorship at the University of Veterinary Medicine Hannover (TiHo)

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


Modified Vaccinia virus Ankara: properties, value in basic research, and perspectives in vaccine development

Thursday, 28. June 2018 - 13:00

Prof. Gerd Sutter

Institut für Infektionsmedizin und Zoonosen, Tierärztliche Fakultät, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München

im Ferdinand-Bergen-Auditorium des HPI

heinrich-pette-lecture: Immune Control of HIV: Learning from Patients

Monday, 02. July 2018 - 15:00

Prof. Bruce Walker

Ragon Institute of MGH, MIT and Harvard and Harvard University Center for AIDS Research, Cambridge, USA

im Ferdinand-Bergen-Auditorium des HPI