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Luc Montagnier

Luc Antoine Montagnier was born on 18 August 1932 in Chabris. He was Antoine Montagnier and Marianne Rousselet’s only child and inculcated the desire to work in the field of science at an early age. Later his desire was fired up further after his grandfather’s death as a result of colon cancer. His higher education began from college De Chattellerault, University of Poituers and later assisted a science faculty in Paris. He then became a researcher at C.N.R.S in 1960. He soon left for London for research at Medical Research Council, Carshalton.

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From 1963 to 1965, Montagnier studied and researched at an Institute in Scotland. Montagnier used new techniques to look for virus that result in cancer in humans in 1965. In 1983, He along with a fellow scientist discovered a retrovirus in patients with swollen lymph glands that attacked lymphocytes. The virus was named as Human Immunodeficiency virus.

There was a legal battle over the patent of the discovery of the virus with Bruno Robert, so the two together became the Co-founders of the same. The battle, however, went on for long which is another story of the scientist’s life. Montagnier utilized new strategies to search for an infection that outcome in malignancy in people in 1965.

In 1983, He alongside a kindred researcher found a retrovirus in patients with swollen lymph organs that assaulted lymphocytes. Dr. Luc Montagnier won the Noble prize in 2008 for discovering the virus and has also surprised by his support in homeopathy. As people thought that since the homeopathic medicine intake is in little amount so it would hardly be effective in any way. But he stood up always for immense support in this particular field even after harsh criticism from other scientists, as homeopathy is such a field that fewer people believe in it and rather criticize it in many ways.

DNA teleportation or DNA transduction is a biological term which means that when DNA molecules are diluted in water, it can produce signals, electromagnetic in nature. These electromagnetic signal can be recorded in various ways, stored and re-emitted, as a result of this DNA replication takes place, this process and this idea was brought up by Dr.Montagnier in 2009. He won the Lasker-De Bakey Clinical Medical Research award in 1986, Gardiner Foundation International Award in 1987, Nobel Prize in physiology in 2008, etc. He has received more than 20 huge awards in total.

Montagnier has his wife, Dorothea Ackerman and three children in his family. His hobbies apart from the research include classical music, swimming, playing the piano.

From his biography we come to know that he was a long –time researcher at the Pasteur Institute in Paris, Now he is a professor at Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China. And people with money reports on 27th Feb 2017, estimated his net worth: $58 million.


Quick Facts
Birth Date: 18 Aug, 1932
Age: 87 yrs
Citizenship: France
Birth Place: Chabris
residence: Shanghai
Education: University of Paris (1896-1968)
Gender: Male
Net Worth 2021: 185 million
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Last Modified: Jun 27 2020
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