CNRS - AIX MARSEILLE UNIV: UMR7257


Our laboratory


The Architecture et Fonction des Macromolécules Biologiques (AFMB) laboratory, overseen by the CNRS and AMU, is a center of structural biology localized on the Luminy campus in the South of Marseilles, France, and in partnership with INRA under contract. The aim of our researches is to depict the architecture of proteins or macromolecular assemblies at the molecular level to understand the biological mechanisms which they govern. The description of interactions between macromolecules or a macromolecule and a ligand is also crucial to manipulate these complex molecules. Finally, to understand the molecular diversity of members of some protein families, we also analyze the big data issued from large-scale genome sequencing centers.


Seminars News
  • Aurore Labourel laureate of a poster prize at CBM13
  • The works of the Bernard Henrissat team and the Sonia Longhi team and collaborators spotlighted by the INSB dept of the CNRS in May
  • Renaud Vincentelli awarded the Crystal Medal 2019 by the CNRS
  • The works of the Yves Bourne and Bernard Henrissat teams and their respective collaborators spotlighted by the CNRS in March
  • The AFMB lab and IMM institute set up a new Master-2 course on cryo-electron microscopy (CE2M)
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AFMB - UMR7257 CNRS - Aix-Marseille Univ. - Case 932
163 Avenue de Luminy 13288 Marseille CEDEX 09 FRANCE


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