Nobel Prize laureate Montagnier to become full-time professor of SJTU

17:02, November 19, 2010      

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Luc Montagnier, who was awarded the 2008 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for his earlier discovery of the Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV), was appointed by Shanghai Jiao Tong University (SJTU) as a full-time professor on Nov. 18. It has been rare for China's domestic universities to hire Nobel Prize laureates as full-time professors.

As president of the World Foundation for AIDS Research under UNESCO, Montagnier will lead his research team to work at SJTU. He hopes that the Montagnier Biomedical Research Institute can be established as soon as possible. He will also establish an academic committee, introduce international first-class talents and expand the size of the research institute team to 20 to 30 members.

SJTU has promised to offer Montagnier and his team support in scientific research and development. Under an agreement, SJTU will establish the Montagnier Biomedical Research Institute, which will serve as Montagnier's primary academic workplace.

By People's Daily Online


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