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CBMN : Institute of Chemistry & Biology of Membranes & Nano-objects

Logo CBMN : Institute of Chemistry & Biology of Membranes & Nano-objects

Domain Health and wellbeing

Technologies Sensors
Genomic engineering
Tissue and cell engineering
Bio-embedded devices

Focuses of research & scientific skills

  • Biophysical Chemistry
    • Structure, dynamics and mode of action of peptides, proteins, lipids and nucleic acids.
    • Complex assemblies: model and natural membranes, colloidal and non-covalent complexes.
  • Biomimetic and therapeutic chemistry
    • Organic synthesis of biologically active molecules
    • Synthesis of biomimetic supramolecular scaffolds.
    • Production of new drugs
    • Production of new biomimetic scaffolds Biology and biotechnology
  • Biology and biotechnology
    • Cell adhesion
    • Vesicular transport
    • Membrane fusion
    • Probiotics
    • Colloids for healt
    • Nutrition
    • biomaterials

Specific equipment, resources and techniques

  • Diffraction and diffusion of X-rays: Crystallochemistry from very small monocrystals (some microns), Structural Biology.
  • Electron Microscopy: Deposition of small objects with or without negative staining, cell or tissue section, cryo-EM, tomography and cryo-tomography.
  • Mass spectrometry: Lipidomics, structural analyzes, multiple Reaction Monitoring (MRM) quantification, ...
  • Nuclear Magnetic Resonance: Structural and dynamic study of self-assembled molecules. NMR of membrane lipids, peptides and membrane proteins, natural colloids associated with oenological and pharmaceutical domains. Protein / RNA complex and protein-protein interactions. Structural and conformational studies of molecules, ...
  • Atomic force microscopy: Surface properties (topography, nano mechanics) of soft or hard materials.
  • L2 culture room: Culture of eukaryotic cells belonging to risk group 2.
  • Vibrational spectroscopy: Pharmacology and cosmetics, Geology, Carbonaceous materials, Semiconductors, Life sciences, ...
  • PLC Platform: Observation of nano-objects.
  • Production and purification of recombinant proteins: recombinant protein production, purification by chromatography, isotopic labeling of proteins for NMR.


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