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Announcement of the November 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

Katherine Tanaka , Master's student in Microbiology, Université Laval

Award-winning publication: An Insertion Sequence-Dependent Plasmid Rearrangement in Aeromonas salmonicida Causes the Loss of the Type Three Secretion System 

Published in: PLoS One , March 2012

Award winner, Fonds Santé

Sidi Mehdi Belgnaoui, Postdoctoral student in Immunology, McGill University

Award-winning publication: Linear ubiquitination of NEMO negatively regulates the interferon antiviral response through disruption of the MAVS-TRAF3 complex 

Published in: Cell Host & Microbe 12, 211-222, August 16, 2012

Award winner, Fonds Société et culture

Jean-François Harvey,  PhD student in Management and organizational management
HEC Montréal

Award-winning publication: Managing organizational memory with intergenerational knowledge transfer 

Published in: Journal of Knowledge Management 16 (3), 400-417, (2012)

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.


Benoit Sévigny
Directeur des communications et de la mobilisation des connaissances
Fonds de recherche du Québec
514 864-1619