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

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

Award winner, Fonds Nature et technologies

Guillaume Desnoyers, PhD student in Biochemistry, Université de Sherbrooke

Award-winning publication: Noncanonical repression of translation initiation through small RNA recruitment of the RNA chaperone Hfq 

Published in: Genes & Development , 2012 26: 726-739

Award winner, Fonds Santé

Geneviève Oligny Longpré,  Student in Medicine and PhD student in Biochemistry, Université de Montréal

Award-winning publication: Engagement of β-arrestin by transactivated insulin-like growth factor receptor is needed for V2 vasopressin receptor-stimulated ERK1/2 activation 

Published in: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the USA

Award winner, Fonds Société et culture

Nicholas Dion, Postdoctoral researcher in Letters and Social Communication, Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières

Award-winning publication: Entre les larmes et l'effroi. La tragédie classique française, 1677-1726 

Published in: Classiques Garnier, le 07-2012

In addition to promoting careers in research, the competition aims to recognize the exceptional research contributions of college and 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
Directeur des communications et de la mobilisation des connaissances
Fonds de recherche du Québec
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