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Announcement of March's recipients of the Relève étoile awards

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 for the month of March.  

Relève étoile Louis-Berlinguet, FRNT

Charles Roussin-Léveillée, PhD student in Molecular and Cellular Biology, Université de Sherbrooke
Winning article: Evolutionarily conserved bacterial effectors hijack abscisic acid signaling to induce an aqueous environment in the apoplast​​​​​​​
Published in: Cell Host and Microbe

Relève étoile Jacques-Genest, FRQS

Tianyuan Lu, post-Doctorate, expert in Statistical Genetics/Genetic Epidemiology, Lady Davis Institute for Medical Research, Jewish General Hospital
Winning article: Circulating Proteins Influencing Psychiatric Disease: A Mendelian Randomization Study ​​​
Published in: Biological Psychiatry

Relève étoile Paul-Gérin-Lajoie, FRQSC

Laura Pareja Conto, M.A. student in Child Studies, Concordia University
Winning article: Adolescents' Retributive and Restorative Orientations in Response to Intergroup Harms in Schools
Published in: Journal of Research on Adolescence

The Relève étoile 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 $1,500 to a student researcher.

Dr. Quirion sends his congratulations to the recipients.

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