26 April 2023

Lukas Kvisgaard Andersen is this year’s winner of the LEO Foundation’s Rising Star-prize – an award that honors young, curious talents who might be the research stars of tomorrow. 

The LEO Foundation Rising Star-prize, presented at the Young Scientists (Unge Forskere) competition in Denmark, is an award aimed at strengthening the pipeline of future researchers. This year’s deserving winner is Lukas Kvisgaard Andersen from Virum Gymnasium. 

Lukas impressed the jury with an ambitious idea for targeted cancer treatment using nano particles and enzymes to combat cancer cells, which are identified by a unique two step recognition system. 

A prize for future stars 

The young scientist scored highly on his innovative thinking. The judges were also very impressed by the clear and engaged way he communicated the complexity of his project.  

There’s no doubt that Lukas has a passion for research, and we award this year’s prize with confidence that he has the full potential to become a future research star. 

The LEO Foundation Rising-star prize was presented by Anne-Marie Engel, Chief Scientific Officer at the LEO Foundation, at an award ceremony in Copenhagen on 25 April. 

“It has been a tremendous pleasure and inspiration to see the amount of talent in this year’s Young Scientists competition. Judging by the level of the projects and the engagement shown by the young people participating in the competition, the future of research looks very bright indeed.”

Anne-Marie Engel, Chief Scientific Officer, the LEO Foundation

Read more about Unge Forskere and all the winners of the competition here