Kai Kupferschmidt is a contributing correspondent for Science magazine based in Berlin, Germany. He writes about infectious diseases as well as food science, nutrition, evolution, and science policy.
Kupferschmidt received a diploma in molecular biomedicine from the University of Bonn, Germany and later visited the Berlin Journalism School. In 2013, he won the Journalism Prize of the German AIDS Foundation. He is the author of Blue: In Search of Nature's Rarest Color, published in 2019.