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

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

Award winner, Fonds Nature et technologies

Mathieu Goulet, resident researcher in training in medical physics at Université Laval
Winning article: Novel, full 3D scintillation dosimetry using a static plenoptic camera
Published in Medical Physics

Award winner, Fonds Santé

Ziba Zahreddine, PhD student in molecular biology at Université de Montréal
Winning article: The Sonic Hedgehog Factor Gli1 Imparts Drug Resistance Through Inducible Glucuronidation
Published in Nature, 511, 90-93

Award winner, Fonds Société et culture

Bassam El-Khoury, postdoctoral student in psychology at Harvard University and McGill University
Winning article: The DSM: mindful science or mindless power? A critical review
Published in Frontiers in Psychology for clinical settings

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 $1,000 to a student researcher.

Dr. Quirion sends his congratulations to the winners.


Benoit Sévigny
Director of Communications and Knowledge Mobilization
Fonds de recherche du Québec
514 864-1619