Kerstin Hoppenhaus



Kerstin Hoppenhaus is freelance filmmaker and science journalist. She has a master's degree in biology from Tübingen University and one in Science Communication from Filmacademy Baden-Wuerttemberg.

Kerstin has developed and realised documentary series and crossmedia projects since 2001 and now works for print, online and broadcast media. Her project HZBzlog - A Logbook of Everyday Science has won the German Prize for Online Communication.

Funded projects

Ug99 – Rust Never Sleeps

In a series of short videos, 'Rust Never Sleeps' tells the story of how a tiny fungus came to threaten to destroy one of the most important crops in the world, and how we may or may not be able to stop it.

More than Chicken Sh*t

Phosphorus is essential for food production, but the global supplies are dwindling and the prices are rising. This project investigates the innovative solutions developed in Malawi to tap into its own local phosphorus resources.