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

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

Award winner, Fonds Nature et technologies

Claudia Carpentier, PhD student in Chemistry, Université Laval
Winning article: Dibenzofurans and Pseudodepsidones from the Lichen Stereocaulon paschale Collected in Northern Quebec
Published in: Journal of Natural Products

Award winner, Fonds Santé

Claire Gizowski, PhD student in Neurology and Neurosurgery, the Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre
Winning article: Clock-driven vasopressin neurotransmission mediates anticipatory thirst prior to sleep
Published in: Nature

Award winner, Fonds Société et culture

François-Olivier Dorais, PhD student in History, Université de Montréal
Winning article: Marcel Trudel et Guy Frégault : regards sur une amitié intellectuelle
Published in: Recherches sociographiques, vol. 57, nos. 2-3, 2016

In addition to promoting careers in research, the competition aims to recognize the exceptional research contributions of 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.


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