The Nobel Prize for medicine awarded to a French team

Meeting with Ms. Françoise BARRE-SINOUSSI and Mr. Luc MONTAGNIER, latest Nobel Prize recipients for Medicine.

Ms. Françoise BARRÉ-SINOUSSI and Mr. Luc MONTAGNIER visited the President of the Republic on Wednesday, October 8, 2008, at 4 :30 p.m. at the Elysée Palace.

This meeting was the opportunity for the Head of State to cordially congratulate the new Novel Prize recipients for Medicine.

Ms. Françoise BARRÉ-SINOUSSI and Mr. Luc MONTAGNIER were both part of the AIDS virus discovery. This is the first time since 1980 that a Nobel Prize for medicine has been awarded to a French team.

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