Antonio Villarreal



Antonio Villarreal (Spain, 1981) is a freelance journalist based in Madrid since 2005. He has been covering the science beat for print and online publications ever since. His features, interviews or news stories have been published in outlets such as ABC, El Correo, Público, EFE, El Periódico, Agencia SINC, Science Editor Magazine (US), FronteraD and Jot Down, among others.

Apart from covering health, environmental or technology issues, he has also been involved in several investigative and data journalism projects. In 2009, he spent two years specialising in Science & Technology Journalism at Texas A&M University thanks to a Fulbright scholarship.

Funded projects


This project analyses and compares the prices of drugs used in the treatment of diseases across developing countries. What impact do patents have on prices, and have survival rates improved?

Rapid Diagnostic Tests: Measuring a Breakthrough

This project is about the numbers and stories behind rapid diagnostic tests: how much money, time and lives do they save?