The Institute for Microbiology, Bioenergy and Biotechnology (IM2B) of Aix-Marseille University was created in 2019 in order to bring together various laboratories that are united by a common research subject : the study of biological entities on the molecular level.

11 research units are part of the IM2B :

These laboratories use various approaches and methodologies to gain understanding about the structure of living matter. These include:

To train their PhD students, IM2B members founded the Plinius cursus, an international PhD program dedicated to the PhD students of the institute. This programme brings together various scientific or transversal training courses and seminars which will prepare students for an international career.