Workshops and schools


The CBS is invlolved in the organisation of several workshops and schools in Structural Biology and Biophysics:


AlgoSB: Algorithms in Structural Bioinformatics School


A printable flyer (pdf) for this AlgoSB school can be downloaded from

The 8th edition of the Winter School on Algorithms in Structural Bioinformatics (AlgoSB), this year will focus on "Intrinsic Disorder in Proteins: from non-folding to binding to condensation"

20-25 November 2022  - Institute for Scientific Studies of Cargèse, on the island of Corsica (France)

Contact : Nathalie Sibille (member of the board and organizer of AlgoSB 2022)

The school is sponsored by the French national research organizations CNRS and Inria, the GdR-BiM (groupement de recherche BioInformatics Moleculaire) and the Institute for Scientific Study of Cargese, Corsica.

Aim of the formation :
The Algorithms in Structural Bioinformatics (AlgoSB) series of research schools focuses on the dissemination of novel or recent theoretical approaches in structural bioinformatics in the largest sense. Leading researchers from institutes around the world deliver lectures together with hands-on practical courses. A fundamental goal of the school is to encourage a rigorous algorithmic view of these ideas while identifying new directions for exploration.
AlgoSB is aimed at bringing together scientists from different disciplinary background (computer science, biophysics, biochemistry, mathematics, ...) in a pleasant setting amenable to learning new approaches and creating synergies for future work.

Les Houches: Fluorescence Markers for Advanced Microscopies

Website :


2nd edition "Florescence markers for advanced microscopy From photophysics to biology - 2022"  

10-15 April 2022  Ecole de Physique des Houches, in the French Alps (France)  

Contact Emmanuel Margeat (organizer of Les Houches 2022)

Aim of the formation : This school aims at training students and researchers to master fluorescent markers used in advanced fluorescence bioimaging: their diversity, how they actually work and what are their current development.


RéNaFoBIS: National School of "Integrative Structural Biology"

Web site :

Flyer : pdf file

Contact: Nathalie Sibille (member of the board and organizer of RéNaFoBIS)

Aim the formation:
The main objective of this workshop is to offer a theoretical and practical training in the different techniques used in integrative structural biology (X-ray diffraction, small angle X-ray scattering, NMR, cryo-electron microscopy, sample preparation for structural biology, biophysical methods to study and characterize macromolecular interactions). The goals are to explain and illustrate, to an audience mainly composed of doctoral students and young researchers, the contributions and limitations of each method with a strong emphasis on their complementarity/synergies and future developments.
Public :
PhD students, young and permanent researchers from academic or private institutions. Limited to 25 selected participants. The official language of the workshop is French but presentations may be given in English, depending on the overall profile of the students. For practicals, English and French speaking groups may be organised.
When and where ?
Takes place in June each year at the CAES CNRS center in La vieille Perrotine in Oléron Island on the French Atlantic coast.


8th Edition RéNaFoBIS School
18 - 25 june 2021 à l'Ile d'Oléron.
7th Edition RéNaFoBIS School
9 - 16 october 2020 à l'Ile d'Oléron. CANCELLED
Flyer : pdf file
6th Edition RéNaFoBIS School
21 - 28 Jun 2019 à l'Ile d'Oléron.
5th Edition RéNaFoBIS School
1 - 8 June 2018 à l'Ile d'Oléron.
Program : pdf file
Booklet : pdf file
4th Edition RéNaFoBIS School
16 - 23 June 2017 à l'Ile d'Oléron
3rd Edition RéNaFoBIS School
20 - 27 may 2016 à l'Ile d'Oléron.
Flyer: pdf file
2nd Edition RéNaFoBIS School
5 - 12 june 2015 à l'Ile d'Oléron.
Program: pdf file

EBSA Biophysics Course on Membrane and Lipid-Proteins Interactions

Organized by EBSA ( and CBS in La Grande Motte in 2014, 2016 et 2018

Website :

Contact: Pierre-Emmanuel Milhiet (organizer)


1ère Journée Grand-Sud de RMN

Organized by the NMR team of the CBS, 30-31 may 2016, Medecine Faculty of Montpellier.



Biocampus technological workshops


Basics in cryo-microscopy

Organized by the Electronic Mycroscopy facility of the PIBBS platform, 27-28 october 2015 at CBS, Montpellier.

To download the talks, click this link : workshop slides 


Structural Biology : for who, why, how

Organized by the PIBBS platform, 29 may 2015 at the CNRS delegation, route de Mende, Montpellier.

To download the talks, click this link : workshop slides


NMR : a tool in structural biology

Organized by the PIBBS platform, 18-29 november 2013, CBS, Montpellier.

Flyer : PDF file