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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

Claire Jacquet, PhD student in Theoretical Echology, Université du Québec à Rimouski
Winning article: No complexity-stability relationship in empirical ecosystems
Published in: Nature Communications

Award winner, Fonds Santé

Florencia Iulita, postdoctoral fellow in Neuroscience, Université de Montréal
Winning article: An inflammatory and trophic disconnect biomarker profile revealed in Down syndrome plasma: relation to cognitive decline and longitudinal evaluation
Published in: Alzheimer's & Dementia

Award winner, Fonds Société et culture

Jean-François Laniel, PhD student in Sociology, Université du Québec à Montréal
Winning article: What ‘cultural religion' says about secularization and national identity: A neglected religio-political configuration
Published in: Social Compass, vol. 63, no 3, 2016, p. 372-388

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