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 INRAE 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.

  • Monday 19th of April at 11am: PhD student: Ketty Tamburrini
    The AFMB seminars are currently webinars. If you are interested in joining one or more webinars please send an email to afmb-seminar(at) to request the connection link. All seminars.
  • The work of Rhian Jones, Juan Reguera and collaborators on viral replication spotlighted by the CNRS-INSB, the INSERM, and the ESRF.
  • The work of Bruno Canard and Etienne Decroly on SARS-CoV-2 presented in a video by the CNRS.
  • Isabelle Imbert nominated to the rank of “Knight in the National Order of the Legion of Honour”.
  • The work of Sonia Longhi and collaborators on "intrinsically disordered" proteins highlighted by the INSB.
  • Etienne Decroly discusses the various hypotheses on the origin of SARS-CoV-2 for le journal du CNRS.
Events Positions Available

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

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