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 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.


September 13, 2019: HCV expert Prof. Ralf Bartenschlager honored with Heinrich Pette Lecture

Friday, 13. September 2019

September 13, 2019: Heinrich Pette Institute honors renowned virologist with Heinrich Pette Lecture 2019

September 6, 2019: Insights into different scientific career ways

Friday, 06. September 2019

September 6, 2019: HPI Career Day was held for the third time


Identification of a direct interaction between NK cells and a subset of HLA class II molecules

Monday, 29. July 2019

Previously unknown interaction suggests role of HLA class II molecules as regulators of innate immune responses

The GlaxoSmithKline Foundation's "Clinical Research 2019" Science Award goes to HPI Researcher

Thursday, 04. July 2019

Dr. Stephanie Stanelle-Bertram honored for her achievements in Zika research


Neutrophil extracellular traps during bacterial infection: Protective immune response or detrimental element of host-pathogen interaction?

Thursday, 21. November 2019 - 09:30

Prof. Dr. Maren von Köckritz-Blickwede

Department of Physiological Chemistry & Research Center for Emerging Infections and Zoonosis (RIZ), University of Veterinary Medicine…