Alice Ann Munro's work has been described as having revolutionized the architecture of short stories, especially in its tendency to move forward and backward in time. Her stories have been said to "embed more than announce, reveal more than parade.
Elizabeth H. Blackburn - The Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine 2009 was awarded jointly to Elizabeth H. Blackburn, Carol W. Greider and Jack W. Szostak "for the discovery of how chromosomes are protected by telomeres and the enzyme telomerase".
It was a woman who discovered the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), which causes AIDS. That was French virologist Françoise Barré-Sinoussi, co-winner of the 2008 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine.
The official Nobel Prize portrait photo of Youyou Tu. Her discovery of an anti-malarial agent has revolutionized the treatment of the parasitic disease, which infects close to 200 million people yearly.
2011 Ellen Johnson Sirleaf: President of Liberia. One of three women awarded the Prize that year "for their non-violent struggle for the safety of women and for women's rights to full participation in peace-building work"
HERTA MÜLLER - Nobel Prize in Literature 2009 - born Romania, residence at time of award Germany - "who, with the concentration of poetry and the frankness of prose, depicts the landscape of the dispossessed"
Carol W. Greider – The Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine 2009 was awarded jointly to Elizabeth H. Blackburn, Carol W. Greider and Jack W. Szostak “for the discovery of how chromosomes are protected by telomeres and the enzyme telomerase”.