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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

Alexandre Bigot, Ph.D. student in biomedical engineering at the École Polytechnique

Winning article: Magnetic Resonance Navigation of a Bead Inside a 3-Bifurcation PMMA Phantom Using an Imaging Gradient Coil Insert

Published in IEEE Transactions on Robotics, 30, 3, 2014

Award winner, Fonds Santé

Jolyane Meloche, Ph.D. student in experimental medecine at the Université Laval

Winning article: Role for DNA damage signaling in pulmonary arterial hypertension

Published in Circulation, 2014;129:786-797

Lauréate du Fonds Société et culture

Fanny-Alexandra Guimond, Ph.D. student in psychology at the Université du Québec à Montréal

Winning article: Gene–environment interplay in the link of friends’ and nonfriends’ behaviors with children’s social reticence in a competitive situation

Published in Developmental Psychology, 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 $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


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