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.


October 19, 2018: HPI Joint Scientific Retreat 2018

Friday, 19. October 2018

October 19, 2018: Meeting of the two HPI program areas "Molecular Mechanisms of Viral Pathogenesis" and "Innovative Antiviral Therapies"

September 17, 2018: HPI Strategy Retreat 2018

Monday, 17. September 2018

September 17, 2018: HPI Scientific Council met at the Ellernhof for an exchange of ideas


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


Cell-intrinsic innate immunity defenses to infection by HIV-1 and Chikungunya virus

Thursday, 25. October 2018 - 13:00

Prof. Christine Goffinet

TWINCORE Institut für Experimentelle Virologie, Hannover

im Ferdinand-Bergen-Auditorium des HPI

Global impact of tropical diseases – case studies on Zika and other infectious diseases

Monday, 29. October 2018 - 13:00

Dr. Lane Rolling

Tropical Pathology and Infectious Disease Association, Cusco, Peru

im Ferdinand-Bergen-Aditorium des HPI