The Center for Molecular Biophysics (CBM) is a key participant in the development of biophysics in France and Europe, and the largest research laboratory in the Centre Region of France.
The Center was founded in 1967 to set up interdisciplinary collaboration between chemists, biologists and physicists, with a research focus on understanding the specific properties of biomacromolecules.
Researchers at the CBM, working at the physics-chemistry-biology interface, seek insight into the structure, dynamics and interactions of biomacromolecules, at different levels: in vitro and in silico, but also in vivo, as it is at this level that the challenge for the coming years lies. This approach entails searching for the causes of macromolecular dysfunctions which trigger the development of certain diseases.
Research at the CBM is structured in 3 departments which group 15 research teams, and is supported by administrative and technical staff.