Marco Milán obtained his degree in Biology in 1991 from the Universidad Complutense de Madrid. He obtained his PhD in 1995 from the Universidad Autónoma de Madrid in the laboratory of Antonio García-Bellido. In 1997, he joined the laboratory of Stephen Cohen, where he became Staff Scientist three years later at the European Molecular Biology Laboratory, Heidelberg.
Since 2003, he holds an ICREA Research Professorship and leads the Development and Growth Control Laboratory at the Institute for Research in Biomedicine, Barcelona. From 2007 to 2018, he was Coordinator of the Cell and Developmental Biology Programme, and since 2018, he is Coordinator of the Mechanisms of Disease Programme.
In 2007, he was elected member of the EMBO Young Investigator Programme.