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

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

Award winner, Fonds Nature et technologies

Jérôme Lapointe, researcher at COPL - Université Laval, Ph.D. in Engineering Physics, École Polytechnique de Montréal
Winning article: A simple technique to overcome self-focusing, filamentation, supercontinuum generation, aberrations, depth dependence and waveguide interface roughness using fs laser processing
Published in: Scientific Reports, Nature

Award winners, Fonds Santé

Daniel Agudelo and Alexis Duringer, PhD students in Molecular Medicine, Université Laval
Winning article: Marker-free coselection for CRISPR-driven genome editing in human cells
Published in: Nature Methods

Award winner, Fonds Société et culture

Valérie-Anne Mahéo-Le Luel, postdoctoral fellow in Political Science, Université de Montréal
Winning article: Information Campaigns and (Under)Privileged Citizens: An Experiment on the Differential Effects of a Voting Advice Application
Published in: Political Communication

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