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Announcement of June'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 June.


Relève étoile Louis-Berlinguet, FRNT

Thierno Mamoudou Diallo, postdoctoral fellow in Electric Engineering, Université de Sherbrooke
Winning article: In-Situ Transmission Electron Microscopy Observation of Germanium Growth on Freestanding Graphene: Unfolding Mechanism of 3D Crystal Growth During Van der Waals Epitaxy
Published in: Nano-Micro Small

Relève étoile Jacques-Genest, FRQS

Soren Harnois Leblanc, PhD student in Public Health, Université de Montréal
Winning article: Natural history and determinants of dysglycemia in Canadian children with parental obesity from ages 8–10 to 15–17 years: The QUALITY cohort
Published in: Pediatric Diabetes

Relève étoile Paul-Gérin-Lajoie, FRQSC

Marie-Jeanne Léonard, PhD student in Psychology, Université du Québec à Montréal
Winning article: Conspiracy Theories: A Public Health Concern and How to Address It
Published in: Frontiers in Psychology

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 $1,000 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