The LAI is a multidisciplinary research unit composed of investigators with backgrounds in physics, biology or medicine. Our aim is to adapt physical concepts and methodologies to achieve a quantitative understanding of cell function, notably cell adhesion and migration in the immune system, with the goal of applying the results of our fundamental research to relevant clinical problems.

The LAI has two localizations in Marseille, one in the scientific campus of Luminy  in national parc of calanques and one at La Conception hospital in the city center. The main research activity is based at Luminy, whereas La Conception hosts the developments of transfer to medicine.