Françoise Barré-Sinoussi

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Françoise Barré-Sinoussi (French: [fʁɑ̃swaz baʁesinusi] (listen); born 30 July 1947) is a French virologist and Director of the Regulation of Retroviral Infections Division (French: Unité de Régulation des Infections Rétrovirales) and Professor at the Institut Pasteur in Paris, France. Born in Paris, France, Barré-Sinoussi performed some of the fundamental work in the identification of the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) as the cause of AIDS. In 2008, Barré-Sinoussi was awarded the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine, together with her former mentor, Luc Montagnier, for their discovery of HIV. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Françoise Barré-Sinoussi has received more than 216,122 page views. Her biography is available in 65 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 60 in 2019). Françoise Barré-Sinoussi is the 61st most popular biologist (up from 87th in 2019), the 817th most popular biography from France (up from 933rd in 2019) and the 11th most popular French Biologist.

Françoise Barré-Sinoussi is most famous for being the first person to isolate the HIV virus.

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Among biologists, Françoise Barré-Sinoussi ranks 61 out of 844Before her are François Jacob, John Edward Gray, Herman Boerhaave, Étienne Geoffroy Saint-Hilaire, Matthias Jakob Schleiden, and Dmitri Ivanovsky. After her are André Michel Lwoff, Ibn al-Baitar, Philip Miller, Albert Claude, Julian Huxley, and Hans Christian Gram.

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Among people born in 1947, Françoise Barré-Sinoussi ranks 38Before her are Josep Borrell, Ali Abdullah Saleh, Rob Rensenbrink, Gloria Gaynor, James Woods, and Jonathan Pryce. After her are Michio Kaku, Kevin Kline, César Gaviria, Megawati Sukarnoputri, Bruno Latour, and Florian Schneider.

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In France

Among people born in France, Françoise Barré-Sinoussi ranks 817 out of 5,234Before her are Bertrada of Laon (720), Jacques Charles (1763), Edmond James de Rothschild (1845), Nadia Boulanger (1887), Simone Veil (1927), and Max Jacob (1876). After her are Jacques Delors (1925), Sebastian Brant (1458), Bertrand du Guesclin (1320), Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo (1974), Louis I, Duke of Anjou (1339), and Charles Augustin Sainte-Beuve (1804).

Among BIOLOGISTS In France

Among biologists born in France, Françoise Barré-Sinoussi ranks 11Before her are Georges-Louis Leclerc, Comte de Buffon (1707), Jean-Henri Fabre (1823), René Antoine Ferchault de Réaumur (1683), Adelbert von Chamisso (1781), François Jacob (1920), and Étienne Geoffroy Saint-Hilaire (1772). After her are André Michel Lwoff (1902), Charles Lucien Bonaparte (1803), Joseph Pitton de Tournefort (1656), Antoine Laurent de Jussieu (1748), Carolus Clusius (1525), and Pierre André Latreille (1762).