Announcement of the August winners of the Étudiants-chercheurs étoiles Award

Québec’s Chief Scientist, Rémi Quirion, is pleased to announce the August winners of the Étudiants-chercheurs étoiles Award, a competition spearheaded by the three Fonds de recherche du Québec.

Award winner, Fonds Nature et technologies

Étienne Low-Décarie, PhD student in Biology, McGill University
Winning article: Long-term culture at elevated atmospheric CO2 fails to evoke specific adaptation in seven freshwater phytoplankton species
Published in: Proceeding of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences, 280(1754): 20122598

Award winner, Fonds Santé

Mihaela Robu, PhD student in Molecular Biology, Université Laval
Winning rticle: Role of poly(ADP-ribose) polymerase-1 in the removal of UV-induced DNA lesions by nucleotide excision repair
Published in: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 110(5), 1658-63

Award winner, Fonds Société et culture

Maxime Morin, PhD student in History, Université Laval
Winning article: Le traité de Dummer et la résolution des conflits anglo-amérindiens au XVIIIe siècle
Published in: Presses universitaires du Septentrion, 2012, p. 95-108

In addition to promoting careers in research, the competition aims to recognize the exceptional research contributions of college and university students, postdoctoral fellows and members of professional bodies who are enrolled in advanced research training programs in the areas covered by the three Fonds de recherche du Québec. Every month, each Fund will award $1000 to a student researcher.

M. Quirion sends his congratulations to the winners.


Benoit Sévigny
Director of Communications and Knowledge Mobilization
Fonds de recherche du Québec
514 864-1619