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.


April 16, 2018: Mini-Herpesvirus Workshop at the Heinrich Pette Institute

Monday, 16. April 2018

April 16, 2018: The next Mini-Herpesvirus Workshop takes place in Hamburg on October 5, 2018

March 8, 2018: Members of the Institute of Viral Disease Control and Prevention (China CDC) visit Heinrich Pette Institute

Thursday, 08. March 2018

March 8, 2018: Chinese Guests, the HPI and the university of Lübeck plan joint summer school and symposium in late summer 2018 in Lübeck and Hamburg


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

Spotlight on the Structural Biology of Infection

Wednesday, 10. January 2018

International Leibniz Center Infection symposium 2018 with focal point „Structural Biology of Infection“


Systems biology analysis of herpes simplex virus infection

Thursday, 03. May 2018 - 13:00

Prof. Lars Dölken

Institut für Virologie und Immunbiologie, Unverstität Würzburg

im Ferdinand-Bergen-Auditorium des HPI

Interrogating the Cell Biology of Infection and Immunity with Camelid Nanobodies

Thursday, 24. May 2018 - 13:00

Dr. Florian Schmidt

Institute of Innate Immunity, Biomedical Center, University Hospitals, University of Bonn

im Ferdinand-Bergen-Auditorium des HPI