LIV Graduate School

We offer 10 PhD positions in Virology in our interdisciplinary and structured PhD program.

Information about the program and the call 2023 can be found here.

SARS-CoV-2 variants

Current data by the Hamburg Surveillance Platform

Last Update: 04.04.2023

Link to the website

HPI becomes LIV - Leibniz Institute of Virology

Relaunch with new name and logo on May 9, 2022
To the press release


The institute's mission statement: „The LIV 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 LIV.




Current Information, Links & Adresses



Exterior view of the HPI building


June 1, 2023: LIV Scientific Retreat 2023

Thursday, 01. June 2023

The annual meeting of all LIV scientists took place this year from May 31 to June 1 in the Lüneburger Heide.

29. MAI 2023: Zum Tod von Professor Harald zur Hausen

Monday, 29. May 2023

Das LIV trauert um Professor Harald zur Hausen. Der renommierte Krebsforscher und Medizinnobelpreisträger, verstarb am 28. Mai 2023 im Alter von 87 Jahren.


Project end of molecular surveillance of SARS-CoV-2 virus variants in Hamburg

Thursday, 20. April 2023

Hamburg Surveillance Platform ends after testing 15,967 SARS-CoV-2 samples.

Leibniz ScienceCampus InterACt continues successful research

Thursday, 30. March 2023

Senate approves extension of the project "Integrative Analysis of pathogen-induced Compartments"



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