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

Québec’s Chief Scientist, Rémi Quirion, is pleased to announce the July 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 Laroche, PhD student in Physics, Université McGill

Award-winning publication: Positive and negative Coulomb drag in vertically integrated one-dimensional quantum wires 

Published in: Nature Nanotechnology , Vol 6, No 12, pp 793–797, December 2011

Award winner, Fonds Santé

Aurore Dodelet-Devilliers et Jorgbe Ivan Alvarez,

Aurore Dodelet-Devilliers, PhD student in Veterinary Medicine, Université de Montréal

Jorge Iva Alvarez, Postdoctoral fellow in Microbiology and Immunology, Université de Montréal, CHUM Research Centre

Award-winning publication: The Hedgehog Pathway Promotes Blood-Brain Barrier Integrity and CNS Immune Quiescence 

Published in: Science , 23 December 2011: Vol. 334 no. 6063 pp. 1727-1731

Award winner, Fonds Société et culture

David Guillemette, PhD student in Education,
Université du Québec à Montréal

Award-winning publication: L'histoire dans l'enseignement des mathématiques : sur la méthodologie de recherche 

Published in: Petit x  (IREM de Grenoble, France), no. 86, pp.5-26

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
benoit.sevigny@frq.gouv.qc.ca