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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

Yacine Kherdjemil, PhD student in Molecular Biology, Institut de recherches cliniques de Montréal
Winning article: Evolution of Hoxa11 regulation in vertebrates is linked to the pentadactyl state
Published in: Nature

Award winner, Fonds Santé

Andrée-Ann Baril, PhD student in Psychiatry, Université de Montréal
Winning article: Gray Matter Hypertrophy and Thickening with Obstructive Sleep Apnea in Middle-aged and Older Adults
Published in: American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine

Award winner, Fonds Société et culture

Alex Gagnon, postdoctoral fellow at the Literature Studies Department, Université du Québec à Montréal
Winning article: La communauté du dehors. Imaginaire social et crimes célèbres au Québec (XIXe-XXe siècle)
Published in: Les Presses de l'Université de Montréal (PUM)

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