Québec’s Chief Scientist, Rémi Quirion, is pleased to announce the September winners of the Étudiants-chercheurs étoiles Award, a competition spearheaded by the three Fonds de recherche du Québec.
Award winner, Fonds Nature et technologies
Rajendhran Rajakumar, PhD student in Biology
Award-winning publication: Ancestral Developmental Potential Facilitates Parallel Evolution in Ants
Published in: Science, January 2012, Vol. 335 no. 6064 pp. 79-82
Award winner, Fonds Santé
Cynthia Carbonneau, PhD student in Pharmacology
Université de Montréal, CHU Sainte-Justine
Published in: Blood , 119(3), pages 717-726
Award winner, Fonds Société et culture
Elizabeth Maynard, PhD student in Art history
Published in: The International Journal of the Book, vol. 8, no. 4; December 2011
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.
Director of Communications and Knowledge Mobilization
Fonds de recherche du Québec