Françoise Barré-Sinoussi in 2008.
|Alma mater||University of Paris|
|Known for||Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine in 2008|
Françoise Barré-Sinoussi (French: [fʁɑ̃swaz baʁesinusi] (listen)) was born 30 July 1947 in Paris, France. She studied biochemistry at the University of Paris. Later, she graduated from the Pasteur Institute 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.
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