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.

  • Monday 20th of May at 11 am: Marta Carroni, Dept of Biochemistry and Biophysics, Stockholm University
    All seminars
  • The works of the Bernard Henrissat team and the Sonia Longhi team and collaborators spotlighted by the INSB dept of the CNRS in May, congratulations !
  • Congratulations to Renaud Vincentelli, awarded the Crystal Medal 2019 from the CNRS! A well deserved distinction!
  • 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)
  • End of 2018 the AFMB lab celebrated its 30th anniversary and the CAZy database its 20th! (see)
Positions Available

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

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