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

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

Award winner, Fonds Nature et technologies

Alexander Hynes, postdoctoral fellow in biochemistry at Université Laval
Winning article: Adaptation in Bacterial CRISPR-Cas Immunity Can Be Driven by Defective Phages
Published in: Nature Communications

Award winner, Fonds Santé

Juan Pablo Lopez, PhD student in human genetics at McGill University
Winning article: miR-1202 is a primate-specific & brain-enriched microRNA involved in major depression and antidepressant treatment
Published in: Nature Medicine

Award winner, Fonds Société et culture

Louise Boisclair, postdoctoral fellow in communications at Université de Montréal
Winning article: Du souffle interfacé au déLIRE : BrainStorm de Jean Dubois
Published by: Presses universitaires de Pau et des Pays de L’Adour

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