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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

Mathieu Lapointe, PhD student in Civil, Geological and Mining Engineering, École Polytechnique de Montréal
Winning article: Dual starch–polyacrylamide polymer system for improved flocculation
Published in: Water Research

Award winner, Fonds Santé

Pierre Priam, PhD student in Pathology and Cell Biology, Université de Montréal
Winning article: SMARCD2 subunit of SWI/SNF chromatin-remodeling complexes mediates granulopoiesis through a CEBPɛ dependent mechanism
Published in: Nature Genetics

Award winner, Fonds Société et culture

Anaïs Thibault Landry, PhD student in Industrial and Organizational Psychology, Université du Québec à Montréal
Winning article: An integrative SDT-based investigation of the relation between financial incentives, motivation, and performance
Published in: Journal of Personnel Psychology

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