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

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

Award winner, Fonds Nature et technologies

Annie Christine Boucher, Master’s student in biology at Université de Sherbrooke

Winning article: Genetic diversity of the golden potato cyst nematode Globodera rostochiensis and determination of the origin of populations in Quebec, Canada

Published in: Physical Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution, 69, 75-82, 2013.

Award winner, Fonds Santé

Sonia Jego, PhD student in psychiatry at Douglas Mental Health University institute

Winning article: Optogenetic identification of a rapid eye movement sleep modulatory circuit in the hypothalamus

Published in: Nature neuroscience, 16, 1637-1643, 2013.

Award winner, Fonds Société et culture

Muhammad Mohiuddin, PhD student in management at Université Laval

Winning article: Manufacturing Small And Medium Size Enterprise’s Offshore Outsourcing And Competitive Advantage: An Exploratory Study On Canadian Offshoring Manufacturing SMEs

Published in: The Journal of Applied Business Research, 29, 4, 2013.

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.

Dr. Quirion sends his congratulations to the winners.

Source :

Benoit Sévigny
Director of Communications and knowledge mobilization
Fonds de recherche du Québec
514 864-1619