The Science Campus was symbolically opened with the cutting of a white ribbon.

May 7, 2019: Launch of the Leibniz ScienceCampus InterACt

Tuesday, 07. May 2019

After the approval of the Leibniz ScienceCampus "Integrative analysis of pathogen-induced compartments" (InterACt) by the Senate of the Leibniz Association in March, the first joint InterACt kick-off meeting took place at the Heinrich Pette Institute on May 6, 2019.

Following a brief welcome by the Scientific Director of the HPI, Prof. Thomas Dobner, the ScienceCampus was officially opened with a symbolic act: Prof. Thomas Dobner, InterACt speaker Prof. Kay Grünewald (HPI, CSSB & Universität Hamburg) and vice speaker Prof. Chris Meier (Universität Hamburg) cut a white ribbon. Afterwards, Prof. Kay Grünewald gave the participants an overview of the ScienceCampus, its goals and the next steps.

The event ended with a reception, at which the participants exchanged ideas on how to proceed and how to work together in the ScienceCampus.


InterACt is a cooperation project to strengthen the networking of the Heinrich Pette Institute and the Universität Hamburg in the field of infection and structural biology. Together with colleagues from other research institutions, such as the Centre for Structural System Biology (CSSB), the scientists are investigating the functions and structures of viruses, bacteria and parasites. The aim is to gain a better understanding of the role of compartments in the course of infection. With the Leibniz ScienceCampi, the Leibniz Association aims to strengthen cooperation between university and non-university research. The aim is to create networks in order to further develop research areas and strengthen the scientific environment for certain topics.