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The Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine 2008

For his discovery of human papilloma viruses causing cervical cancer
Name - Harald zur Hausen
Date of birth - March 11, 1936
Institutions - German Cancer Research Centre Heidelberg
Country - Germany

Description - Harald zur Hausen is a German virologist and professor emeritus. He has done research on cancer of the cervix, where he discovered the role of papilloma viruses, for which he received the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine 2008.


For their discovery of human immunodeficiency virus
Name - Françoise Barré-Sinoussi
Date of birth - July 30, 1947
Institutions - Regulation of Retroviral Infections Unit, Virology Department, Institut Pasteur,Paris
Country - France

Description - Françoise Barré-Sinoussi is a French virologist and director of the Unité de Régulation des Infections Rétrovirales at the Institut Pasteur in Paris, France.


Name - Luc Montagnier
Date of birth - 18 August 1932
Institutions - World Foundation for AIDS Research and Prevention, Paris
Country - France

Description - Luc Antoine Montagnier is a French virologist and joint recipient with Françoise Barré-Sinoussi and Harald zur Hausen of the 2008 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine.[1], for his discovery of the Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV).