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Announcement of March’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 (FRQ) for the month of March.

Relève étoile Louis-Berlinguet

Baptiste Royer, PhD student in Physics, Université de Sherbrooke
Winning article: Itinerant microwave photon detector
Published in: Physical Review Letters

Relève étoile Jacques-Genest

Fanny Dégeilh, postdoctoral fellow in Neuroscience, Université de Montréal
Winning article: Quality of maternal behaviour during infancy predicts functional connectivity between default mode network and salience network 9 years later
Published in: Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience

Relève étoile Paul-Gérin-Lajoie

Mélissa Côté, PhD student in Psychoeducation, Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières
Winning article: A new look at the coping strategies used by the partners of pathological gamblers
Published in: Journal of Gambling Issues

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