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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

Farzaneh Mahvash Mohammadi, PhD student in Electrical and Computer Engineering, McGill University
Winning article: Space-Charge Limited Transport in Large-Area Monolayer Hexagonal Boron Nitride
Published in: Nano Letters, vol. 15, 2015

Award winner, Fonds Santé

Vincet-Philippe Lavallée, postdoctoral fellow in Medicine, Université de Montréal
Winning article: The transcriptomic landscape and directed chemical interrogation of MLL-rearranged acute myeloid leukemias
Published in: Nature Genetics

Award winner, Fonds Société et culture

WhiteFeather Hunter, MA student in Fine Arts, Concordia University
Winning article: Crafting Biotextiles, projet de recherche et production dans une nouvelle discipline (bioart), août 2014 – novembre 2015, Australie/Ottawa/Montréal
Published on: WhiteFeather Hunter's website

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