Kai Kupferschmidt is a science journalist based in Berlin. Kai studied molecular biomedicine and afterwards attended the Berlin Journalism School. He has worked as a freelance editor and writer for numerous German newspapers including Der Tagesspiegel, Süddeutsche Zeitung, Die Zeit and Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung. As a contributing correspondent for Science Magazine he has been reporting on infectious diseases since 2010. During the pandemic he also launched a German language science podcast called “Pandemia” with his colleagues Laura Salm-Reifferscheidt and Nicolas Semak. He has written two books, one on infectious diseases and one on the science of the color blue that has been translated into several languages. Kai has received numerous awards for his work, including the Media Prize of the German Aids Foundation and the NIHCM Trade Journalism Award. Kai has also taught students at journalism schools in Germany and Egypt how to write about science in an engaging way.