The Brain Prize is a personal research prize worth 1 million euros. It is awarded once a year by the Lundbeck Foundation to one or more researchers who have distinguished themselves by making an outstanding contribution primarily to European brain research and who are still active in research. The Brain Prize is the world’s largest brain research prize. Only nominated candidates will be considered for the prize. Re-nomination is permitted.
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The Lundbeck Foundation also awards a ‘Young Investigator Prize’ and three ‘Talent Prizes’ every year, honouring outstanding researchers working in the field of biomedical sciences at Danish research institutions and, thus, drawing attention to the social value of research. It is not possible to apply for these prizes. Candidates must be nominated by leading scientists at Danish research institutions. Re-nomination is permitted.
The Lundbeck Foundation’s Young Investigator Prize is worth DKK 1 million. DKK 300,000 of this amount is a personal honorary award, while DKK 700,000 is earmarked for the prize winner’s research. The prize is given to a young scientist under the age of 40, and it is awarded once a year to acknowledge a particularly promising scientist who has produced outstanding research in the field of biomedical science.
The Lundbeck Foundation’s Grants & Prizes Committee reviews the nominations and then recommends one candidate to the Foundation’s Board of Trustees. The prize winner must be conducting research at a Danish research institution at the time of the award.
The Lundbeck Foundation’s talent prizes are awarded every year to three young scientists under the age of 30.
The prize is worth DKK 500,000. DKK 150.000 of this amount is a personal honorary award, while DKK 350.000 is earmarked for the prize winner’s research. The prize is awarded once a year to scientists who have conducted particularly promising research in the field of biomedical science.
The Lundbeck Foundation’s Grants & Prizes Committee reviews the nominations and then recommends three candidates to the Foundation’s Board of Trustees. The prize winners must be conducting research at a Danish research institution at the time of the award.
2018 Senior Researcher, Associate Professor, Ane B. Fisker
2017 Professor Janine Erler
2016 Professor Alexander Zelikin, Associate Professor
2015 Professor Robert A. Fenton, Ph.D.
2014 Professor Tom Gilbert, Ph.D.
2013 Darach Watson, Ph.D., Senior Lecturer
2012 Professor Mads Hald Andersen
2011 Professor Eske Willerslev
2010 Professor Lars Juhl Jensen, Ph.D.
2009 Professor Niels Mailand, Ph.D.
2008 Blagoy A. Blagoev, Ph.D., Senior Lecturer
2007 Bjørk Hammer, Ph.D., Senior Lecturer
2006 Professor Hans Braüner-Osborne, Ph.D. (Pharmaceutical Sciences)
2005 Professor Claus Hviid Christensen, MSc
2004 Professor Jens Hjort, Ph.D.
2003 Professor Jacob Rosenberg, MD
2002 Professor Jesper Wengel, Ph.D.
2001 Professor Søren Nielsen, MD
Thor Haahr, clinical assistant, Ph.D. student, Skive Regional Hospital, Aarhus University
Hjalte Holm Andersen, assistant professor, Ph.D., Aalborg University
Flemming Javier Olsen, registrar, Herlev and Gentofte Hospital, University of Copenhagen
Tore Bjerregaard Stage, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, pharmacist, University of Southern Denmark
Andreas Laustsen, MSc in Chemical Engineering, postdoc, Technical University of Denmark
Mads Emil Jørgensen, MD, Ph.D., Gentofte Hospital
Fatima Al-Zahraa Al Atraktchi, MSc in Physics and Nanotechnology, Ph.D. student, Technical University of Denmark
Christian Laut Ebbesen, Ph.D., postdoc, biophysicist, University of Copenhagen
Lars Wiuff Andersen, MD, Ph.D., Aarhus University Hospital
Nicolai Jacob Wewer Albrechtsen, MD, Ph.D. student, University of Copenhagen
Marco Bo Hansen, MD, Ph.D. student, Rigshospitalet
Claes Nøhr Ladefoged, MSc in Computer Science, Ph.D. student, Rigshospitalet
Doctor Kristoffer Andresen, Ph.D. student, University of Copenhagen
Doctor Sigrún Schmidt, Ph.D. student, Aarhus University
Christian Ovesen, medical student, University of Copenhagen
Anton Pottegård, Ph.D., postdoc, University of Southern Denmark
Johan Burisch, Ph.D., Hvidovre Hospital/Nordsjællands Hospital
Catharina Steentoft, Ph.D., University of Copenhagen
Lin Lin, Ph.D., postdoc, Aarhus University
Tor Biering-Sørensen, MSc (Medicine), Gentofte Hospital
Casper Bindzus Foldager, MSc (Medicine), Ph.D., Aarhus University Hospital
Jeremy David Silver, MSc, Ph.D., Aarhus University
Morten Mattrup Smedskjær, MSc, Ph.D., Aalborg University
Morten Würtz, MSc (Medicine), Aarhus University Hospital
Doctor Jonas Bjerring Olesen
Anne Ersbak Bang Nielsen, MSc, Ph.D.
Kira Irina Astakhova, Ph.D., Senior Lecturer
Magnus Kjærgaard, Ph.D., postdoc
Søren Egedal Degn, Ph.D., postdoc
Thomas Just Sørensen, Ph.D., postdoc
Lotte Holmegaard, MSc, Ph.D.
Tomasz K. Wojdacz, MSc, Ph.D.
Søren Dinesen Østergaard, MSc (Medicine)
Emil Loldrup Fosbøl, MSc (Medicine), Ph.D.
Mads Toudal Frandsen, MSc, Ph.D.
Kamilla Miskowiak, MSc (Psychology), Ph.D.
Thomas Bjørnskov Poulsen, MSc, Ph.D.
Bjørn Panyella Pedersen, MSc, Ph.D.
Mark Schram, MSc (Engineering), Ph.D.
Alicia Lundby, MSc, Ph.D. student
Michael Pittekow, MSc, Ph.D.
Jacob Sherson, Ph.D., postdoc
Simon Bekker-Jensen, MSc (Biotechnology), Ph.D.
Darya V. Kiryushko, MSc, Ph.D.
Malene Ringkjøbing Jensen, MSc, Ph.D.
Kasper Kyng, MSc (Medicine), Ph.D. student
Jeppe Vang Lauritsen, , MSc, Ph.D.
Dr Jun Wang, PhD, Visiting Professor
Andrew Bond, PhD, Assistant Professor
Mads Kristian Dalsgaard, MSc (Medicine), Clinical Assistant
Niels Jessen, MSc (Medicine), Ph.D.
Lars Juhl Jensen, MSc (Engineering), Ph.D.
Mette Madsen, Ph.D., Assistant Professor
Adam Steensberg, MSc (Medicine), Clinical Assistant
Jacob Falck Hansen, MSc
Alexei Komolov, Ph.D., Research Assistant Professor
Milena Penkowa, MSc (Medicine), Ph.D., Senior Lecturer