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


April 27, 2023: Girls and Boys Day at LIV

The Girls' and Boys' Day was held at LIV on April 27, 2023. Ten boys and ten girls visited the institute on this day.

January 16, 2023: New deputy Equal Opportunity Officer

Monday, 16. January 2023

Anna Lüttjohann takes over from Jennifer Schütte


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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