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Announcement of the August winners of the Étudiants-chercheurs étoiles Award

Québec’s Chief Scientist, Rémi Quirion, is pleased to announce the August winners of the Étudiants-chercheurs étoiles Award, a competition spearheaded by the three Fonds de recherche du Québec.

Award winner, Fonds Nature et technologies

Dominique Claveau-Mallet, Master's student in Civil Engineering, École polytechnique de Montréal

Award-winning publication: Model of phosphorus precipitation and crystal formation in electric arc furnace steel slag filters 

Published in: Environmental Science and Technology, February 7 2012, Vol. 46, Issue 3, pp 1465–1470

Award winner, Fonds Santé

Xiayang Liu, PhD student in Human Genetics,
McGill University, MUHC – Montreal Children Hospital

Award-winning publicationDriver mutations in histone H3.3 and chromatin remodelling genes in paediatric glioblastoma 

Published in: Nature , vol. 482, January 29 2012, p. 226-231.

Award winner, Fonds Société et culture

Françoise Duguay, PhD student in Archeology, Université Laval

Award-winning publication: Clay Pipes in New France, 1620-1760: Can Archaeometry be Helpful in Detecting Imitations? 

Published in: Newsletter of the Society for Clay Pipe Research , vol. 81 (2012), Liverpool, UK: 18-28

In addition to promoting careers in research, the competition aims to recognize the exceptional research contributions of college and university students, postdoctoral fellows and members of professional bodies who are enrolled in advanced research training programs in the areas covered by the three Fonds de recherche du Québec. Every month, each Fund will award $1000 to a student researcher.

M. Quirion sends his congratulations to the winners.


Source :

Benoit Sévigny
Directeur des communications et de la mobilisation des connaissances
Fonds de recherche du Québec
514 864-1619