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Announcement of November'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 November.


Relève étoile Louis-Berlinguet, FRNT

Marianne Moore, PhD student in Physics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Winning article: Accelerating Earth-bound dark matter
Published in: American Physical Society

Relève étoile Jacques-Genest, FRQS

Sara Luiza Banerjee, postdoctoral fellow at the Montreal Clinical Research Institute; McGill University
Winning article: EPH receptor tyrosine kinases phosphorylate the PAR-3 scaffold protein to modulate downstream signaling networks
Published in: Cell Reports

Relève étoile Paul-Gérin-Lajoie, FRQSC

Marc D. Lachapelle, PhD student in Administration, Université du Québec à Montréal
Winning article: Emancipatory Social Innovation: Within and Beyond the Innovative Society
Published in: VOLUNTAS (International Journal of Voluntary and Nonprofit Organizations

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