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.


December 4, 2018: Katja Linke is new Administrative Director at HPI

Tuesday, 04. December 2018

December 4, 2018: HPI is pleased to announce new head of administrative department

November 29, 2018: The Mayor of Hamburg, Peter Tschentscher, visits HPI stall at Leibniz Association reception in Berlin

November 29, 2018: HPI presents research spectrum at the Hamburg State Representation


Zika virus infection: Clinically inapparent newborns can also suffer from long-term health impairments

Monday, 10. September 2018

Male offspring born to mildly ZIKV-infected mice are at risk of developing neurocognitive disorders in adulthood


Life Beyond Death: new roles for natural killers in infection and disease

Thursday, 28. February 2019 - 09:16

Dr. Stephen Waggoner

Center for Autoimmune Genomics and Etiology, Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, USA

im Ferdinand-Bergen-Auditorium des HPI

The genetic variants that influence HIV disease

Tuesday, 19. March 2019 - 13:30

Dr. Mary Carrington

Center for Cancer Research, National Cancer Institute, Frederick, USA

im Ferdinand-Bergen-Auditorium des HPI