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.


April 3, 2019: HIV Expert Workshop held at HPI

Wednesday, 03. April 2019

April 3, 2019: DZIF TTU "HIV" met in Hamburg

March 28, 2019: Girls’ and Boys’ Day 2019 at HPI

Thursday, 28. March 2019

March 28, 2019: Girls and boys get informed about the career field of "virus research“


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

Monday, 08. April 2019

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

Focus on pathogen-induced compartments

Wednesday, 03. April 2019

New Leibniz ScienceCampus InterACt under the auspices of the Heinrich Pette Institute, Leibniz Institute for Experimental Virology and the Universität Hamburg


Adenoviral replication compartments. Platforms for viral replication and control of virus-host cell interactions

Thursday, 25. April 2019 - 09:30

Prof. Ramon A. Gonzalez

Centro de Investigación en Dinámica Celular, Instituto de Investigación en Ciencias Básicas y Aplicadas, Universidad Autónoma des Estado de Morelos,…

Host interactions of O-antigen specific bacteriophages: Linking tailspike glycan recognition to particle opening

Thursday, 09. May 2019 - 09:30

PD Dr. Stefanie Barbirz

Universität Potsdam, Physikalische Biochemie - Institut für Biochemie und
Biologie, Potsdam

im Ferdinand-Bergen-Auditorium des HPI