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

Québec’s Chief Scientist, Rémi Quirion, is pleased to announce the April 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 Demers-Carpentier, PhD student in Chemistry
Université Laval

Award-winning publication: Direct Observation of Molecular Preorganization for Chirality Transfer on a Catalyst Surface 

Published in: Science, November 11 2011, volume 334, number 6057, pages 776-780

Award winner, Fonds Santé

David Maillet, PhD student in Neurosciences, McGill University

Award-winning publication: Age-related changes in the three-way correlation between anterior hippocampus volume, whole-brain patterns of encoding activity and subsequent context retrieval 

Published in: Brain Research , 1420 (2011), pages 68-79.

Award winner, Fonds Société et culture

Véronique Hudon, Master's student in Theater
Université du Québec à Montréal

Award-wining publication: Débordements : pratiques en périphérie de la scène 

Published in: Revue aparté | arts vivants , nº 1, November 9, 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.


Source :

Benoit Sévigny
Directeur des communications et de la mobilisation des connaissances
Fonds de recherche du Québec
514 864-1619