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 is affiliated to the federative structure “Infectiopôle, du Malade à la Molécule”. 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.

  • Thesis defence by Ahmad Ali-Ahmad, september 29 at 2:00 pm , amphithéâtre "Aubert" Polytech Bât A
    Functional and structural insights into the periplasmic domain of GacS HK responsible for biofilm formation in Pseudomoans aeruginosa
  • Ahmad Ali Ahmad awarded for the best oral presentation at the French Symposium for Young Researchers 2016 organized by the association Vaincre La Mucosviscidose
  • Juan Reguera laureate of the ATIP-AVENIR program and Fondation Bettencourt Shueller 2015 to join our lab in June 2016!
  • The AFMB lab contributes organizing the XVth International Symposium on Cholinergic Mechanisms (XVth ISCM) at Marseille, October 16-20, 2016
  • The AFMB lab will host the NGP-net Winter School on Experimental Methods for Protein Disorder & Aggregation, February 13-17, 2017 (organiser, Sonia LONGHI)

AFMB - UMR7257 CNRS - Aix-Marseille Univ. - Case 932
163 Avenue de Luminy 13288 Marseille CEDEX 09 FRANCE

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