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

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

Award winner, Fonds Nature et technologies

Jean-Daniel Deschênes, Master’s student in electrical and software engineering at Université Laval

Winning article: Heterodyne beats between a continuous-wave laser and a frequency comb beyond the shot-noise limit of a single comb mode

Published in Physical Review A, 87(2), 023802, 2013.

Award winner, Fonds Santé

Mark Verway, doctoral student in physiology at McGill University

Winning article: Vitamin D Induces Interleukin-1β Expression: Paracrine Macrophage Epithelial Signaling Controls M. tuberculosis Infection

Published in PLOS Pathogens, vol. 9, no 6, 2013, e1003407.

Award winner, Fonds Société et culture

Moire Stevenson, doctoral student in psychology at Université de Montréal

Winning article: Pediatric palliative care in Canada and the United States: a qualitative metasummary of the needs of patients and families

Published in Journal of Palliative Medicine, 16(5), 566-577, 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
benoit.sevigny@frq.gouv.qc.ca