Kai Kupferschmidt


since 2013 Contributing Correspondent for “Science
since 2009 Free-lance journalist in Berlin, writing among others for Tagesspiegel, Die Zeit, Süddeutsche Zeitung, Sonntagszeitung, Stuttgarter Zeitung, Bild der Wissenschaft
contributing editor at Der Tagesspiegel
presenter for Berlin-Brandenburg Academy of Sciences and Humanities, Urania, Tagesspiegel and others
2008 training at Berlin Journalism School
2004 – 2008 studies in molecular biomedicine at the University of Bonn
1989 – 2002 schools in Meckenheim, London and Potsdam
1982 born in Bonn

Areas of Interest

  • Infectious diseases
  • Nutrition
  • Neuroscience
  • Molecular Biology
  • Biotechnology

Awards and scholarships

2013 Media Award of the German AIDS Foundation
2012 Journalism Award of the GlaxoSmithKline-Foundation
2010 Fellowship of the Robert Bosch to attend annual meeting of AAAS and ESOF
McCloy Fellowship in Journalism awarded by the American Council on Germany
ARGUS-Journalism Prize for articles on antibiotic resistances in bacteria
2008 Scholarship from Karl Gerold Foundation to attend journalism school