Short CV/Education and training


  • 1994
    BSc. D. in Physics, University of Barcelona, Spain

  • 1999
    Ph. D. in Theoretical Physics, University of Barcelona, Spain

  • 2000
    M. D. in Mathematical Finance, UAB-IEC, Barcelona, Spain

Academic professional experience:

  • 2004
    Postdoctoral Researcher, COSIN Project, Fundació Bosch i Gimpera, Universitat de Barcelona, Spain

  • 2005 – 2006
    Postdoctoral Researcher, School of Informatics, Indiana University, Bloomington, USA

  • 2006
    Visiting Guest Scientist, Complex Network Lagrange Laboratory, Institute for Scientific Interchange (ISI) Foundation, Turin, Italy

  • 2007 – 2008
    Postdoctoral Researcher, DELIS project, Institut de Théorie des Phénomènes Physiques, Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, Switzerland

  • 2008 – 2009
    Postdoctoral Researcher, CSIC JAE Doc, IFISC (CSIC-UIB), Palma de Mallorca, Spain

  • 2009 – 2015
    Ramón y Cajal Research Associate, Dept. Física Fonamental, Universitat de Barcelona, Spain. From May 2014, Universitat de Barcelona Talent Retention Programme

  • Since 2015
    ICREA Research Professor, Dept. Materia Condensada, Universitat de Barcelona, Spain

Non-academic professional experience:

  • 1997 – 1998
    Secondary School Teacher, Fundació Lleó XIII, Barcelona, Spain

  • 2000 – 2001
    Information Technologies Consultant, Information Highway Group S.L., Barcelona, Spain

  • 2001 – 2003
    Investment Manager, Mutual Funds Specialist and Quantitative Analyst, Catalunya Caixa Inversió S.G.I.I.C. S.A., Madrid-Barcelona, Spain

Selected publications

  • García-Pérez G, Boguñá M, Serrano MÁ 2015, 'Regulation of burstiness by network-driven activation', Scientific Reports 5, 9714.

  • Güell O, Massucci FA, Font-Clos F, Sagués F, Serrano MÁ 2015, 'Mapping high-growth phenotypes in the flux space of microbial metabolism', Journal of the Royal Society Interface 12, 20150543.

  • Güell O, Sagués F, Serrano MÁ 2014, 'Essential Plasticity and Redundancy of Metabolism Unveiled by Synthetic Lethality Analysis', PLOS Computational Biology 10, e1003637.

  • Serrano MA, Jurado M, Reigada R 2013, 'Negative feedback self-regulation contributes to robust and high-fidelity transmembrane signal transduction', Journal of the Royal society Interface 10, 20130581.

  • Papadopoulos, Fragkiskos; Kitsak, Maksim; Serrano, M. Angeles; Boguna, Marian; Krioukov, Dmitri 2012, 'Popularity versus similarity in growing networks', Nature, 489, 7417, 537 – 540.

  • Serrano, M. Angeles; Krioukov, Dmitri; Boguna, Marian 2011, 'Percolation in Self-Similar Networks', Physical Review Letters, 106, 4, 048701.

  • Serrano, M. Angeles; Boguna, Marian; Vespignani, Alessandro 2009, 'Extracting the multiscale backbone of complex weighted networks', Proceedings Of The National Academy Of Sciences Of The United States Of America, 106, 16, 6483 – 6488.

  • Serrano, M. Angeles; Flammini, Alessandro; Menczer, Filippo 2009, 'Modeling Statistical Properties of Written Text', Plos One, 4, 4, e5372.

  • Serrano, M. Angeles; Krioukov, Dmitri; Boguna, Marian 2008, 'Self-similarity of complex networks and hidden metric spaces', Physical Review Letters, 100, 7, 078701.

Complete list of publications

Selected projects

  • Mapping complexity: Embedding networks in hidden metric spaces, James S. McDonnell Foundation, USA (JSMF GRANT NO. 220020363). Principal investigator, 2013 – 2019

  • Evolución espacio-temporal de topologías complejas en las TIC, sistemas biológicos y materiales bioestructurados, Ministerio de Economía y Competitividad (FIS2013-47282-C2-1-P). Co-Principal Investigator, 2014 – 2016


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