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Chemistry and Biology of Metals Laboratory

Published on 1 October 2019

Vincent Artero
Deputy Director:
Thierry Rabilloud


The LCBM is a federation of cell biologists, protein chemists, synthetic chemists and spectrocopists developing their research in order to provide new insights into the unique question of the physiological function, the structure, the chemical reactivity and the regulation of complex biological systems transporting and utilizing metal ions. This is investigated through a great variety of experimental approaches combining molecular and cellular biology of both prokaryotes and eukaryotes, protein chemistry and enzymology, organic and inorganic synthetic chemistry and physico-chemical methods such as spectroscopy and theoretical chemistry. This research results in new concepts and applications in heavy metal toxicology and remediation, in bacterial pathogenicity and antibiotics, in neurodegenerative diseases, in catalysis and biocatalysis for selective transformations of organic compounds and for hydrogen production.