Kai started studying Biology with the focus on Biotechnology, Microbiology and Human Genetics at the University of Wuerzburg in 1998. His diploma thesis was about establishing a method for automated fragment analysis at the Department of Human Genetics. For his Ph.D. thesis he changed to the Institute of Physiological Chemistry II and worked about the initial steps of bone development.
After a short period in a human genetics lab in Stuttgart, Kai returned to the Department of Human Genetics in Wuerzburg and started to work for the NMD-Chip project.
He is just finishing writing his Ph.D. thesis and works as an assistant for Clemens Mueller in WP5.