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

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

Award winner, Fonds Nature et technologies

Sami Hached, postdoctoral fellow in Electrical Engineering, École Polytechnique de Montréal
Winning article: Novel Electro-mechanic Artificial Urinary Sphincter
Published in: IEEE/ASME Transactions on Mechatronics

Award winner, Fonds Santé

Céline Laumont, PhD student in Molecular Biology, Université de Montréal
Winning article: Global proteogenomic analysis of human MHC class I-associated peptides derived from noncanonical reading frames
Published in: Nature Communications

Award winner, Fonds Société et culture

Alexandre Gajevic Sayegh, PhD student in Philosophy, University College London
Winning article Justice in a non-ideal world: the case of climate change
Published in: Critical Review of International Social and Political Philosophy

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