IBDM | Institut de Biologie du Développement de Marseille

Our missions

The Marseille Developmental Biology Institute (IBDM), overseen by the CNRS (National Scientific Research Centre) and the AMU (Aix-Marseille University), hosts about twenty teams whose research is primarily oriented towards the understanding of how an embryo develops in an adult organism. The teams aim, in particular, at exploring how defects during this process may occur and initiate various pathologies. By investigating how such aberrations may be corrected, we provide keys for therapeutic interventions. Our results lead to patents, and some of our researchers are founders of start-up.

The IBDM also has the mission to train the future generation of researchers. To this end, our laboratories welcome a large number of students for internships or PhDs, as well as young researchers (post-docs), from all over the world.


The IBDM is connected to networks of excellence


We promote values fostering harmonious and collegial interactions, and a good work-life balance


We are located on the most scenic campus in France, in the middle of the Calanques National Park

Our organisation

Management team, Administration and finances, computer facilities, technical and logistics services, Health and Safety, Training, Teachers, Green IBDM referents…

Research teams
Model Organisms
Staff and Students