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Announcement of September'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 September.


Relève étoile Louis-Berlinguet, FRNT

Sareh Taheri, PhD student in Biomedical Engineering, McGill University
Winning article
: Injectable, Pore-Forming, Perfusable Double-Network Hydrogels Resilient to Extreme Biomechanical Stimulations
Published in
: Advanced Science

Relève étoile Jacques-Genest, FRQS

Sebastian Igelmann, PhD in Biochemistry and Molecular Medicine, Université de Montréal
Winning article
: A hydride transfer complex reprograms NAD metabolism and bypasses senescence​​​​​​​
Published in: Molecular Cell

Relève étoile Paul-Gérin-Lajoie, FRQSC

Madeleine Prévost-Lemire, PhD student in Psychoeducation, Université de Sherbrooke
Winning article: Trauma symptoms as factors associated with early motherhood among young women who had contact with child protective services
Published in: Children and Youth Services Review - Elsevier

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