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Announcement of November’s recipients of the Relève étoile awards

Québec’s Chief Scientist, Rémi Quirion, is pleased to announce the names of the three winners of the Relève étoile competition of the Fonds de recherche du Québec (FRQ) for the month of November.


Relève étoile Louis-Berlinguet

Shengyun Huang, PhD student at the Energy Materials Telecommunications Research Centre, Institut national de la recherche scientifique
Winning article: High-Performance Suspended Particle Devices Based on Copper-Reduced Graphene Oxide Core–Shell Nanowire Electrodes
Published in: Advanced Energy Materials

Relève étoile Jacques-Genest

John Morris, PhD student in Human Genetics, McGill University
Winning article: Assessment of the genetic and clinical determinants of fracture risk: genome wide association and mendelian randomisation study
Published in: The British Medical Journal

Relève étoile Paul-Gérin-Lajoie

Marie Millau, PhD student in Psychology, Université du Québec à Montréal, Centres de réadaptation en déficience intellectuelle et trouble envahissant du développement [CRDI-TED]
Winning article: Immigrant Families' Perception of the Causes, First Manifestations, and Treatment of Autism Spectrum Disorder
Published in: Journal of Child and Family Studies

The Relève étoile competition, formerly known as the Étudiants-chercheurs étoiles competition, promotes careers in research and aims to recognize the excellence of the research conducted by university students, postdoctoral fellows and members of professional bodies who are carrying out advanced research training in the areas covered by the three Fonds de recherche du Québec.

To pay tribute to eminent members of Québec’s scientific community in recognition of their remarkable careers and outstanding contributions to the development of the research ecosystem, the award granted by the Fonds Nature et technologies has been named in honour of Louis Berlinguet, the Fonds Santé’s award is named after Jacques Genest, whereas the Fonds Société et culture honors Paul Gérin-Lajoie.

Every month, each Fund will award $1,000 to a student researcher.

Dr. Quirion sends his congratulations to the recipients.


Benoit Sévigny
Director of Communications and Knowledge Mobilization
Fonds de recherche du Québec
514 864-1619