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.

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our young friend and colleague Joëlle Boretto-Soler after a long fight against the disease. Beyond her professional skills, she will remain in our memories for her courage, optimism and kindness.

  • No seminar in July and August. Back on September 11 with a Journal Club.
    All seminars
  • Violla Bassim, Master-2 student in team "Structural Glycobiology and Neurobiology", laureate of a AMU PhD grant 2017-2020 (Doctoral School "Life and Health Sciences" - ED62 -)
  • Wahiba Aouadi successfuly defended her PhD thesis on July 7
    Cap methyltransferases of MERS-CoV: Functional study and inhibitors search
  • Van Son Nguyen laureate of the AMU Thesis Award 2016
  • Semeli Platsaki laureate of the Marie Sklodowska-Curie Actions Seal of Excellence award in April, and of a PRESTIGE / Marie-Curie co-financing grant from September
  • Elsie Yekwa, Florence Vincent, and Hang Le successfully defended their respective PhD, HDR, and PhD thesis in February
    Congrats on them all!
  • Nothing new for now!

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

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