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Françoise Barré-Sinoussi
Françoise Barré-Sinoussi-press conference Dec 06th, 2008-1.jpg
Françoise Barré-Sinoussi in 2008.
Born (1947-07-30) 30 July 1947 (age 74)
Alma materUniversity of Paris
Known forNobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine in 2008

Françoise Barré-Sinoussi (French: [fʁɑ̃swaz baʁesinusi]  ( listen)) was born 30 July 1947 in ParisFrance.[1] She studied biochemistry at the University of Paris. Later, she graduated from the Pasteur Institute[2] with a Ph.D in virology. She is a French virologist. She won the Physiology or Medicine, Nobel Prize in 2008 after she discovered the pathogen of AIDS. AIDS had been discovered before the discovery of the pathogen. AIDS is a more developed version of HIV. She discovered HIV with Luc Montagnier. AIDs was a dangerous disease and because she discovered it, the population of people with AIDS decreased.  She shared the Noble prize with  Luc Montagnier (a French virologist) and Harald zur Hausen (A german virologist) They both helped her discover the pathogen of AIDS. She also contributed to the development of a blood screening for AIDS which helped many people discover that they had AIDS. She is currently 70 years old.[3]


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