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Announcement of October'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 October.


Relève étoile Louis-Berlinguet, FRNT

Adrien Dimech, PhD student in Applied to Mining Geophysics, Université du Québec en Abitibi-Témiscamingue; Research Institute on Mines and the Environment
Winning article: A Review on Applications of Time‑Lapse Electrical Resistivity Tomography Over the Last 30 Years : Perspectives for Mining Waste Monitoring
Published in: Surveys in Geophysics

Relève étoile Jacques-Genest, FRQS

Thomas Pincez, PhD student in Molecular Biology, Université de Montréal, Montreal Heart Institute
Winning article: Clonal hematopoiesis in sickle cell disease
Published in: Blood

Relève étoile Paul-Gérin-Lajoie, FRQSC

Véronique Grenier, postdoctoral fellow in Sociology of Education, Université Laval
Winning article: Logiques au cœur des choix de l’école secondaire par des parents immigrants résidant à Montréal
Published in: Canadian Journal of Education

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