The Small Biosystems Lab is located in the Department of Condensed Matter Physics at the University of Barcelona. It was created in 2005 by Dr Felix Ritort and is currently a global benchmark in combining theory and experiments to research the thermodynamics and non-equilibrium behaviour of small systems using single-molecule methods. His research has pioneered the use of single-molecule methods in Spain and his research group is a world-renowned member of the Catalan Research Network (AGAUR) and Spanish National Network of Biomedical Research Centres (CIBER). His research has been funded by several Catalan, Spanish, European and international agencies.
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The lab led by Dr Felix Ritort belongs to one of the most prestigious universities in Spain, well known for its contributions to research and technology transfer, and surrounded by the stimulating environment of the Catalan Bioregion, which features a wealth of leading researchers and institutes at the forefront of research in the life sciences. As of 2015, the University of Barcelona is the top Spanish university, ranked 116th on the CWUR World University Rankings, with 301 consolidated research groups and 663 active research projects.