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Announcement of February’s recipients of the Relève étoile awards

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


Relève étoile Louis-Berlinguet

Étienne Boulais and Pierre-Alexandre Goyette, PhD students in Physical Engineering, Polytechnique Montreal
Winning article: Microfluidic multipoles theory and applications
Published in: Nature Communications

Relève étoile Jacques-Genest

Anne-Julie Tessier, PhD student in Human Nutrition, McGill University
Winning article: Physical function‐derived cut‐points for the diagnosis of sarcopenia and dynapenia from the Canadian longitudinal study on aging
Published in: Journal of Cachexia, Sarcopenia and Muscle

Relève étoile Paul-Gérin-Lajoie

Cyndi Boisjoli, PhD student in Psychology, Université du Québec à Montréal
Winning article: A mediational model linking perception of security, alexithymia and behavior problems of sexually abused children
Published in: Child Abuse & Neglect

The Relève étoile 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