After having obtained his master’s degree in mathematics and philosophy at the Free University of Berlin, Kai Dierkes in his PhD project worked on open research problems in the field of biophysics at the Max Planck Institute for the Physics of Complex Systems, Dresden. Within the framework of theoretical and experimental projects, he investigated the biophysical principles underlying the human sense of hearing. Following his dissertation, he spent 4 years at the Centre for Genomic Regulation in Barcelona, where he further developed his scientific expertise at the intersection of developmental biology, mathematics, and physics. Over the course of his scientific career, Kai Dierkes made essential contributions to numerous publications in international high-impact journals.
Besides his own scientific work, Kai Dierkes has steadily built up extensive international experience in developing and delivering seminars, lectures, and workshops, e.g. by organizing international astronomical youth camps but mainly by teaching university courses, summer schools, and workshops for graduate students and postdocs.
He currently lives in Berlin, where he works as a freelance trainer and consultant.