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Announcement of August’s recipients of the Relève étoile awards

Québec’s Chief Scientist, Rémi Quirion, is pleased to announce the names of the three winners of the Relève étoile competition of the Fonds de recherche du Québec for the month of August.


Relève étoile Louis-Berlinguet

Vincent Fugère, postdoctoral fellow in Biological Sciences, Université du Québec à Montréal
Winning article: Human influences on the strength of phenotypic selection
Published in: PNAS

Relève étoile Jacques-Genest

Emily MacLean, PhD student at the Department of Epidemiology, Biostatistics and Occupational Health, McGill University
Winning article: A systematic review of biomarkers to detect active tuberculosis
Published in: Nature Microbiology

Relève étoile Paul-Gérin-Lajoie

Antoine Laugrand, MA student in Anthropology, Catholic University of Louvain, formerly at Université Laval
Winning article: Saglà kurà. Les combats de chevaux chez les Blaans de Mindanao (Philippines)
Published in: Ethnographiques.org

The Relève étoile competition, formerly known as the Étudiants-chercheurs étoiles competition, promotes careers in research and aims to recognize the excellence of the research conducted by university students, postdoctoral fellows and members of professional bodies who are carrying out advanced research training in the areas covered by the three Fonds de recherche du Québec.

To pay tribute to eminent members of Québec’s scientific community in recognition of their remarkable careers and outstanding contributions to the development of the research ecosystem, the award granted by the Fonds Nature et technologies has been named in honour of Louis Berlinguet, the Fonds Santé’s award is named after Jacques Genest, whereas the Fonds Société et culture honors Paul Gérin-Lajoie.

Every month, each Fund will award $1,000 to a student researcher.

Dr. Quirion sends his congratulations to the recipients.


Benoit Sévigny
Director of Communications and Knowledge Mobilization
Fonds de recherche du Québec
514 864-1619