The Brain Prize for 2018 has been awarded to Bart De StrooperMichel GoedertChristian Haass, and John Hardy ‘for their groundbreaking research on the genetic and molecular basis of Alzheimer’s disease, with far-reaching implications for the development of new therapeutic interventions as well as for the understanding of other neurodegenerative diseases of the brain’.

The tireless efforts of these four leading scientists to understand Alzheimer’s have provided the foundation for treatment of one of the most devastating diseases of our era. For this, they are receiving the world’s most valuable prize for brain research, The Lundbeck Foundation Brain Prize, worth 1 million euros.

About the Brain Prize

The Brain Prize is a €1 million a personal research prize awarded annually by The Lundbeck Foundation.

It is awarded to one or more scientists who have distinguished themselves by an outstanding contribution to neuroscience and who are still active in research. 

The Prize recognises highly original and influential advances in any area of neuroscience, including fundamental research on molecular, cellular, physiological and pharmacological mechanisms, studies of behaviour and cognition, advances in technology for monitoring the nervous system, translational research on the application of basic knowledge to clinical and other problems of humankind, and clinical research on the causes, treatment and prevention of neurological and psychiatric disorders.