Tu Youyou

1930 - Today

Tu Youyou

Tu Youyou (Chinese: 屠呦呦; pinyin: Tú Yōuyōu; born 30 December 1930) is a Chinese pharmaceutical chemist and malariologist. She discovered artemisinin (also known as qīnghāosù 青蒿素) and dihydroartemisinin, used to treat malaria, a breakthrough in twentieth-century tropical medicine, saving millions of lives in South China, Southeast Asia, Africa, and South America. For her work, Tu received the 2011 Lasker Award in clinical medicine and the 2015 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine jointly with William C. Campbell and Satoshi Ōmura. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Tu Youyou has received more than 1,027,367 page views. Her biography is available in 66 different languages on Wikipedia making her the 53rd most popular chemist.

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Among chemists, Tu Youyou ranks 53 out of 473Before her are Joseph Black, William Crookes, Richard Willstätter, Hans Fischer, Theodor Svedberg, and Richard Adolf Zsigmondy. After her are Frederick Soddy, Adolf Butenandt, Hermann Staudinger, Claude Louis Berthollet, Leopold Ružička, and Melvin Calvin.

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Among people born in 1930, Tu Youyou ranks 30Before her are Jean-Louis Trintignant, Maximilian Schell, Ion Iliescu, Niki de Saint Phalle, Claude Chabrol, and Silvana Mangano. After her are Leon Cooper, Bernie Ecclestone, Richard Harris, Gena Rowlands, Edsger W. Dijkstra, and Gary Becker.

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In China

Among people born in China, Tu Youyou ranks 103 out of 921Before her are Jianwen Emperor (1377), Emperor Guangwu of Han (-5), Walter Houser Brattain (1902), Qin Er Shi (-229), Tongzhi Emperor (1856), and Emperor Yang of Sui (569). After her are Emperor Taizu of Song (927), Jiajing Emperor (1507), Li Zicheng (1606), Milarepa (1052), Yue Fei (1142), and Emperor Jing of Han (-188).

Among CHEMISTS In China

Among chemists born in China, Tu Youyou ranks 1After her are Ei-ichi Negishi (1935) and Edmond H. Fischer (1920).

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