Professor Françoise Barré-Sinoussi visits South Africa

Distinguished French virologist and Nobel Prize laureate, Professor Françoise Barré-Sinoussi visited South Africa between April 13 and April 18 2015.

Professor Barré-Sinoussi was awarded the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine in 2008, together with her colleague, Professor Luc Montagnier, for their discovery of the Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) as the cause of AIDS.

She wrote an opinion piece about her role as the new scientific advisor for the Centre for Aids Programme of Research in South Africa (Caprisa) that appeared in Business Day on Friday April 17:

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France bolsters SA’s fight against AIDS

The same piece appeared in Pretoria News:

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HIV/AIDS is a huge threat to the world and needs a global response

Several other media organisations covered her visit to South Africa, including Business Day, The Times, SABC, Cape Times and Daily News.

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SABC: Scientist who discovered HIV set to join CAPRISA
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Cape Times: Nobel winner coup for SA
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Daily News: Caprisa gets Nobel boost
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Business Day: Nobel winner is certain HIV vaccine will be found
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The Times: HIV breakthrough imminent
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Business Day: Department designates UKZN’s Caprisa as Centre of Excellence

publie le 20/04/2015

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