Québec’s Chief Scientist, Rémi Quirion, is pleased to announce the names of the three winners of the Relève étoile competition of the Fonds de recherche du Québec (FRQ) for the month of June.
Relève étoile Louis-Berlinguet
Fan Yang, PhD student at the Energy Materials Telecommunications Centre, Institut national de la recherche scientifique
Winning article: Multifunctional Self-Assembled Supernanoparticles for Deep-Tissue Bimodal Imaging and Amplified Dual-Mode Heating Treatment Multifunctional Self-Assembled Supernanoparticles for Deep-Tissue Bimodal Imaging and Amplified Dual-Mode Heating Treatment
Published in: ACS Nano
Relève étoile Jacques-Genest
Sara Polcaro-Pichet, MSc. student in Public Health, McGill University
Winning article: Effects of cold temperature and snowfall on stroke mortality: A case-crossover analysis
Published in: Environment International
Relève étoile Paul-Gérin-Lajoie
Jonathan James, PhD student in Criminology, Université de Montréal
Winning article: Sexual murderers in everyday life
Published in: Journal of Criminal Justice
The Relève étoile competition, formerly known as the Étudiants-chercheurs étoiles competition, promotes careers in research and aims to recognize the excellence of the research conducted by university students, postdoctoral fellows and members of professional bodies who are carrying out advanced research training in the areas covered by the three Fonds de recherche du Québec.
To pay tribute to eminent members of Québec’s scientific community in recognition of their remarkable careers and outstanding contributions to the development of the research ecosystem, the award granted by the Fonds Nature et technologies has been named in honour of Louis Berlinguet, the Fonds Santé’s award is named after Jacques Genest, whereas the Fonds Société et culture honors Paul Gérin-Lajoie.
Every month, each Fund will award $1,000 to a student researcher.
Dr. Quirion sends his congratulations to the recipients.
Director of Communications and Knowledge Mobilization
Fonds de recherche du Québec