PROF. DR. FRANÇOISE BARRÉ-SINOUSSI

Nobel Prize Winner

Achievements

Awarded the Nobel Prize of medicine for the discovery of the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) in 1983. She also has been working on the HIV/AIDS virus for the last 30 years.she has been the Director of the Regulation of Retroviral Infections Unit at the Institute Pasteur in Paris. In 2006, Barré-Sinoussi was inducted into the Women in Technology International Hall of Fame.

Background/History

Françoise Barré-Sinoussi was born in Paris in 1947. In 1966 she entered the University of Paris to study natural science. It was Barré-Sinoussi who first observed evidence of reverse transcriptase activity in a culture of infected lymph node tissue from a patient. Starting collaborative efforts and scientific exchanges with African and Asian countries.