Sergi graduated in chemistry from the University of Barcelona (2000) and obtained his PhD in Physical Chemistry from the same university, working on Scanning Probe Microscopy techniques.
He then moved to New York to conduct his postdoctoral training in the field of single molecule mechanics in the Biology Department of Columbia University with Julio Fernández.
In 2011 he moved to the UK, where he established his laboratory at King’s College London, in a joint appointment between the Department of Physics and the Randall Division of Cell and Molecular Biophysics. In 2016 he was appointed Professor of Biophysics.
From 2017 he is the Head of the Biological Physics and Soft Matter research group in the Physics Department of King’s. In 2019 he established a satellite laboratory at the Francis Crick Institute, together with Paula Booth (King’s Chemistry) and Justin Molloy (Crick). In 2020 he became a Crick Group Leader (secondment).
Sergi’s laboratory at the Crick aims to understand the molecular mechanisms that govern cellular mechanobiology.
Sergi held an EPSRC Early Career Fellowship, and holds a Leverhulme Research Leadership Award and a Wellcome Trust Investigator Award. He is a Royal Society Wolfson Fellow.