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

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

Award winner, Fonds Nature et technologies

Mahmood Reza Karimi Estahbanati, PhD student in Chemical Engineering, Université Laval
Winning article: Photocatalytic valorization of glycerol to hydrogen: Optimization of operating parameters by artificial neural network
Published in: Nature Methods

Award winner, Fonds Santé

Pauline Léveillé, postdoctoral fellow in Psychiatry, Université de Montréal
Winning article: Metabolism of uniformly labeled 13C-eicosapentaenoic acid and 13C-arachidonic acid in young and old men
Published in: The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition

Award winners, Fonds Société et culture

Félix Mathieu, PhD student in Political Science, Université du Québec à Montréal and Dave Guénette, PhD student in Law, Université Laval
Winning article: Introducing a Societal Culture Index to Compare Minority Nations
Published in: The Journal of Federalism

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.

Dr. Quirion sends his congratulations to the winners.


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