After going to the Industrial University in Santander to study Medicine he left his degree course to study Journalism. He later graduated in Social Communication from the Pontificia Universidad Javeriana in Bogota and then in Literature from the same university. He has been linked to Colombia’s oldest newspaper, El Espectador, since 2004. As editor at this paper, he is in charge of health, environment, science and education. He won the 2006 Álvaro Gómez Hurtado Journalism Prize, the 2014 Amway Prize for Environmental Journalism and the Simón Bolívar Journalism Prize in 2016, 2017 and 2019. In 2012 he was awarded an MIT Knight Science Journalism Center fellowship. He contributed to QUO magazine in Mexico (2007-2011) and the science news website SciDev.net. Founder of the El Río blog and InfoAmazonia Colombia, he is the author of the biography Rodolfo Llinás, la pregunta difícil (Aguilar - Random House, 2017).