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.


November 12, 2018: GLP Day 2018

November 12, 2018: Expertise in good and responsible laboratory practice

November 1, 2018: Heinrich Pette Institute awarded for Equal Opportunities and Diversity

Thursday, 01. November 2018

November 1, 2018: Heinrich Pette Institute receives TOTAL E-QUALITY Award with Add-On Diversity


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


Surprises and mysteries in the structure of reptilian adenoviruses

Thursday, 29. November 2018 - 11:15

Dr. Carmen San Martin

Centro Nacional de Biotecnologie (CNB-CSIC), Madrid, Spain

will take place at the CSSB c/o DESY, Notkestr. 96, Building 16, 22607 Hamburg