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Announcement of May'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 May.


Relève étoile Louis-Berlinguet, FRNT

Daling Cui, postdotcoral fellow in Chemistry, McGill University
Winning article: Bidirectional Phase Transformation of Supramolecular Networks Using Two Molecular Signals
Published in: ACS Nano

Relève étoile Jacques-Genest, FRQS

Laurence Dion-Albert, PhD student in Neuroscience, Université Laval, Cervo Brain Research Centre
Winning article: Vascular and blood-brain barrier-related changes underlie stress responses and resilience in female mice and depression in human tissue
Published in: Nature Communications

Relève étoile Paul-Gérin-Lajoie, FRQSC

Vincent Bégin, postdoctoral fellow in Criminology, Université de Montréal
Winning article: Perinatal and early-life factors associated with stable and unstable trajectories of psychopathic traits across childhood
Published in: Cambridge University Press - Psychological Medicine

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