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

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

Award winner, Fonds Nature et technologies

Bruno Belzile, PhD student in Mechanical Engineering, École Polytechnique de Montréal
Winning article: Stiffness Analysis of Underactuated Fingers and its Application to Proprioceptive Tactile Sensing
Published in: IEEE/ASME Transactions on Mechatronics

Award winner, Fonds Santé

Said Izreig, PhD student in Physiology, McGill University
Winning article: The miR-17~92 microRNA Cluster Is a Global Regulator of Tumor Metabolism
Published in: Cell Reports

Award winner, Fonds Société et culture

Isabelle Bouchard, PhD student in History, Université du Québec à Montréal
Winning article: Les chefs autochtones comme « seigneurs » : gestion des terres et de leurs revenus, 1760-1820
Published in: Nouveaux regards en histoire seigneuriale au Québec, les éditions du Septentrion

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