I am a multimedia science journalist based in London, with experience working for the specialist press and newswires. I hold Bachelor degree from the Complutense University of Madrid, and a MA degree in Science Journalism from City University London.

These days you can read my work in the pages of Research Fortnight, where I work as news editor, and Research Europe, for which I cover Spanish and European research policy. Previously, I freelanced for SciDev.Net producing all types of written and multimedia content about science and technology for development. 

In 2013 I worked as a junior press officer at the European Parliament in Brussels, thanks to a Schuman traineeship.

For the previous two years, I reported for the international news agency Efe based in Madrid and London.
This is a selection of my articles on research, innovation, technology and higher education published by Research Fortnight, Research Europe, Nature and SciDev.Net.

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In 2011 and 2012, I was awarded with one La Caixa Journalism traineeship, granted to only fifteen Spanish young journalists every year, to work for a two-year period for the international news agency Efe, the main one in Spanish and the fourth largest in the world. 

In my case, I spent the first year assigned to the Society and Future department, in Efe's headquarters in Madrid, where I drafted stories and features on various topics of social concern, such as health, science, education, immigration, demonstrations, religion and communication. Some of the most interesting coverages during this period were the protests of the 15-M movement -also called 'indignados'-, and the visit of Pope Benedict XVI to Madrid.

In January 2012, I was transferred to Efe's London bureau office, where I continued writing but I also produced videos, stand-up stories and radio news. Many of these coverages were multimedia, which means that the reporter has to elaborate the same piece of information for all kind of fomarts. Some examples of this were the coverage of the Edinburgh Festival and the London 2012 Festival, also known as the Cultural Olympiad held simultaneously with the Olympics. London, the capital of European science, generates a large volume of information about science, technology and health, to which I devoted special attention.  

The following are some of the articles that I wrote during these two years: 


"Otra tierra al calor de una estrella vecina" (Another Earth-like planet under the heat of a close star), El Correo de Zamora, 18 October. Story about the finding of the nearest extrasolar planet, found at 4 light-years away in the constellation Alpha Centauri. The article was published in the back of the print edition and on the newspaper's website. This item, originally published in the scientific journal "Nature" also got coverage by the Spanish daily "ABC", "El Economista" and "El Heraldo de Aragon" and the Uruguayan "El Observador", among others. 
"Luz sobre el genoma humano" (Light on the human genome), El Diario de Almería, 6 September 2012. Story and pictures about the findings of the ENCODE project, thanks to which a large international consortium revealed that the considered junk DNA has a very important role in the evolution and development of diseases in humans. The newspaper opens its Society section with this article, which also appeared with different headlines in RTVE's website, and in the Spanish regional newspapers "ABC", "La Voz de Galicia", "Deia", "Faro de Vigo" o "El Día".


"El Homo sin nombre" (The Homo without name), Granada Hoy, 13 August 2012. Story about the finding in Kenya of some fossils that belonged to a third hominid species, which would have coexisted with Homo erectus and Homo habilis, 1,95 million years ago, in the lower Palaeolithic. Other media published this item, with different headlines, like the Spanish radio station Cadena Ser, and the regional newspapers "La Voz de Galicia", "El Heraldo de Aragón" and "El Diario de León".



"Un estudio asegura que el cáncer de mama engloba diez tumores distintos" (Breast cancer includes ten different types of tumores, a study shows), Málaga Hoy, 7 May 2012. The newspaper open its Society section with this story about a recent study that divides the breast tumours into ten different categories, and forecasts important advances for the tailored medicine against the disease. The story was also published by the Argentinian newspaper "La Nación", the Mexican "Crónica" y "Vanguardia", the Spanish digital paper "El Confidencial", and the Spanish regional newspaper "El Día".




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In 2013, I worked as a junior press officer for the General Directorate for Communication at the European Parliament in Brussels, thanks to a Schuman traineeship. 

The job consisted on contributing to the Parliament's internal and external communication strategy. 

Specific tasks included: drafting press releases in English and Spanish; producing a monthly newsletter preceding each plenary session; monitoring and analysing media coverage throughout all the member states; writing documents for communication campaigns addressed to citizens and journalists; and assisting in the organisation of seminars for European correspondents about legislative initiatives.

This is a selection of press releases I wrote:
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