[Translate to English:] Forschende im Labor© Gisela Köhler

Our research

We are studying viruses that cause disease in humans with the aim of finding new targets and therapies for viral diseases.


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[Translate to English:] LIV Gebäude Front© Udo Thomas / GARP

Career at LIV

At our institute we offer various positions in the scientific and science-supporting field.


Current vacancies

About the
Leibniz Institute
of Virology

The LIV researches human pathogenic viruses with the aim of understanding virus-related diseases and creating new therapeutic approaches. Based on basic experimental research, new approaches are being developed for improved methods of treating viral diseases such as AIDS, influenza and hepatitis, as well as emerging viral infections such as COVID-19. With its research focus, the LIV covers a wide range of the world's most important viral pathogens.

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