Niclas Nilsson, LEO Pharma A/S, AC7

Niclas Nilsson, LEO Pharma A/S, AC7


Position: LEO Pharma A/S, Denmark


I have more than 10 years of experience from the pharmaceutical industry with a background in drug discovery, in vitro pharmacology and use of natural products in drug research.

As a co-supervisor for the project ESR5: Phylogenetic exploration of antitumor compounds in the giant genus Euphorbia L, I hope to add an industrial perspective of what is needed to bring a compound of natural background from the explorative idea stage all the way to the clinic and ultimately treat patients.

LEO Pharma has an impressive track record of working with natural compounds with several examples being used in the clinics, the latest being Picato® for treatment of Actinic Keratosis.

Being part of MedPlant we have the unique opportunity to bring two historically different areas; Natural Remedies and Medical Research, together in an effort to make a sustainable impact on global health.

Personally I am honoured to be able to take part in such great journey across the globe, diseases and inspiring people with multi-disciplinary backgrounds.