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.

  • AFMB webinars will resume in September. Until then, enjoy your summer vacations.
  • The AFMB seminars are currently webinars. If you are interested in joining one or more webinars please send an email to to request the connection link
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  • Congratulations to Priscila El-Kazzi who received the 2020 silver medal from the "Méditerranée Infection" foundation for her thesis work
  • The laboratory is glad to welcome Ketty Concetta Tamburrini who in October 2020 will start a PhD under the supervision of Sonia Longhi and Jean-Guy Berrin (BBF, INRAE) thanks to the financial support from the IM2B
  • The work of Etienne Decroly, Bruno Coutard and their collaborators spotlighted by the INSB dept of the CNRS
  • Renaud Vincentelli awarded the Crystal Medal 2019 by the CNRS
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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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