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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

Vincent Marceau, PhD student in physics at Université Laval

Winning article: Femtosecond 240-keV Electron Pulses from Direct Laser Acceleration in a Low-Density Gas

Published in Physical Review Letters, 111, 224801, 11-2013.

Award winner, Fonds Santé

Fadi Hariri, PhD student in molecular biology at Université de Montréal

Winning article: The eukaryotic translation initiation factor eIF4E is a direct transcriptional target of NF-κB and is aberrantly regulated in acute myeloid leukemia

Published in Leukemia, vol. 10, no 27, 2013, p. 2047‑2055.

Award winner, Fonds Société et culture

Audrey Delcenserie, PhD student in psysiology at McGill University

Winning article: Language and memory abilities of internationally adopted children from China: Evidence for early age effects

Published in Journal of Child Language, 29:1-29, 10-2013.

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
Director of Communications and knowledge mobilization
Fonds de recherche du Québec
514 864-1619