Hello! I am a science journalist, with a Bachelor degree from the Complutense University of Madrid, and a MA degree in Science Journalism from City University London. I have five years of professional experience in news agencies, radio stations, news websites, press offices and science magazines. 

These days you can read my work in the pages of Research Fortnight and Research Europe, where I work as a research policy reporter. Previously, I freelanced for SciDev.Net producing all types of written and multimedia content. In 2013 I worked for the General Directorate for Communication at the European Parliament in Brussels, thanks to a Schuman traineeship. For the previous two years, I worked as an intern reporter for the international news agency Efe, after being awarded the most prestigious journalism traineeship in Spain. During that period, I spent one year in its headquarters in Madrid and another one as a multimedia foreign correspondent in its London bureau office. 

In my spare time, I write a science blog in Spanish titled Gravedad Cero. 

This is a selection of some of my work:
In June 2014 I joint the London-based publishing group Research as research policy reporter. Its main publications are Research Fortnight and Research Europe.

My work at Research Fortnight consists on scrutinising UK research funding agencies, as well as the use of research in parliament and in policymaking.
Institutions that I report on include the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills, the seven UK research councils, Innovate UK (formerly the Technology Strategy Board), government departments, the higher education funding councils and the major research charities. We track research in industry as well as the work of professional societies, trade unions and lobby groups. We also cover research, policy and funding in the devolved administrations in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.

Research Europe, meanwhile, covers EU bodies, including the European Commission’s directorates for research and innovation, climate action and environment; the European Research Council; and the European Parliament’s committees that monitor research and spending. It also reports on national bodies in EU member states, particularly in France, Germany, Ireland, the Nordic countries and the UK.

These are some print issues that contain examples of my work: 

Some news scoops published online (free version for non subscribers):

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".

Other articles (in Spanish):

The journalistic coverages for the news agency Efe often required producing information in all the formats -text, pictures, video and radio-, specially those news items sent from its London bureau office. Regarding the videos, I was entrusted with choosing the shots, conducting interviews, and recording and editing of the scenes, whereas locution was added by a colleague in hindsight.
This is a selection of videos, stand-up stories and radio news produced by the two year-period of my traineeship at Efe:

(For more, click here)

Exhibition "Animals Inside Out", Natural History Museum of London:

Exhibition of more than ten thousand diamonds, owed by the British monarchy. The event was part of the Diamond Jubilee, the celebration of the sixtieth aniversary of the sixtieth anniversary of the enthronement of Queen Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom:

The historic Dunstanburgh castle, northeast England, illuminated with hundreds of tents during the "Peace Camp", an event framed in the London 2012 Festival:

Stand-up stories:

Ecuador granted political asylum to WikiLeaks founder, Julian Assange:

Launch of "The Casual Vacancy", the first adult novel of British author JK Rowling:

Radio stories

Tenth anniversary of the birth of Dolly the sheep:

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