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

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

Award winner, Fonds Nature et technologies

Laurent Potvin-Trottier, PhD student in Biophysics, Harvard University
Winning article: Synchronous long-term oscillations in a synthetic gene circuit
Published in: Nature

Award winner, Fonds Santé

Marc Fakhoury, PhD student in Neuroscience, Université de Montréal
Winning article: The habenula in psychiatric disorders: More than three decades of translational investigation
Published in: Neurosciences & Biobehavioral Reviews

Award winner, Fonds Société et culture

Alexandra Lecours, PhD student in Biomedical Science, Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières
Winning article: Preventive behaviour at work – A concept analysis
Published in: Scandinavian Journal of Occupational Therapy, Sweden

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