Barré-Sinoussi, Françoise

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Barré-Sinoussi, Françoise Gender: F
born on 30 July 1947 at 03:25 (= 03:25 AM )
Place Paris, France, 48n52, 2e20
Timezone MET h1e (is standard time)
Data source
BC/BR in hand
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Geslain
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_leocol.18.gif 06°06' s_mo.18.gif s_capcol.18.gif 03°39 Asc.s_cancol.18.gif 13°07'

Françoise Barré-Sinoussi
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French virologist who was a corecipient, with Luc Montagnier and Harald zur Hausen, of the 2008 Nobel Prize for Physiology or Medicine. She and Montagnier shared half the prize for their work in identifying HIV, the cause of AIDS.

When Montagnier led efforts at the Pasteur Institute in 1982 to determine a cause for AIDS, Barré-Sinoussi was a member of his team. Through dissection of an infected patient’s lymph node, they determined that AIDS was caused by a retrovirus, which came to be known as HIV. Their work led to the development of new antiviral drugs and diagnostic methods.

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  • other associate with Montagnier, Luc (born 18 August 1932). Notes: her mentor and corecipient of the Nobel Prize


Source Notes

Geslain archive


  • Vocation : Science : Biology
  • Notable : Awards : Nobel prize