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Laura Vargas Parada

About Laura Vargas Parada

Studied at the Institute of Biomedical Research-UNAM Mexico where she earned her PhD degree on Biomedicine. She also has a master\’s degree in Molecular Biology of Infectious Diseases at the School of Tropical Medicine, London, UK and postgraduate studies in Science Communication from the Open University UK.

Since 1998, she has been lecturer at the School of Sciences at UNAM and has also taught Science Journalism at the School of Journalism Carlos Septien Mexico. As freelance science writer she collaborates at La Crónica de Hoy and El Economista local newspapers.

She also writes for Nature News, Nature Outlook, Aptus Health and Medscape in Spanish among other media. Author of two books for young readers she also co-edited the book “Medicine and Genomics: A New Synthesis”. In radio she has participated as science editorialist and was the scriptwriter and conductor of the program Vértice for Mexican National Radio. She was also scriptwriter and presenter for three seasons in a science television series broadcasted by Mexican Public Television (SPR-channel 30).