Kai Kupferschmidt is a freelance science writer based in Berlin. He studied molecular biomedicine and trained as a journalist. Kai is a contributing correspondent for the journal “Science” and his work has appeared in "Süddeutsche Zeitung", NZZ am Sonntag" and other major German-language media. He has won several prizes for his writing about infectious diseases and has written a book on the topic. His second book, on the science of the color blue, will appear this autumn. He also writes for Riff-Reporter.