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

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

Award winner,  Fonds Nature et technologies

Guillaume Diss, PhD student in biology, Université Laval

Winning article: A Systematic Approach for the Genetic Dissection of Protein Complexes in Living Cells

Published in Cell Reports, 3(6), 2155-2167, 2013.

Award winner, Fonds Santé

Benoît Cossette, PhD student in pharmacology, Université de Montréal

Winning article: Impact of maternal use of asthma-controller therapy on perinatal outcomes

Published in Thorax, 68(8), 724-730, 2013.

Award winner, Fonds Société et culture

Lélia Nevert, PhD student in social and public communication, UQAM

Winning publication: Les caricatures de Mahomet entre le Québec et la France

Published by Presses de l’Université de Québec, 248 pages, 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. An overview of the recipient’s project and a photo of the recipient will be featured on the Website www.frq.gouv.qc.ca.

Dr. Quirion sends his congratulations to the winners.



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