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Announcement of July’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 July.


Relève étoile Louis-Berlinguet

Soroosh Shahtalebi, PhD student in Engineering, Concordia University
Winning article: pHtnet: characterization and Deep Mining of involuntary pathological Hand tremor using Recurrent neural network Models
Published in: Nature

Relève étoile Jacques-Genest

Marine Lingrand, PhD student in Biochemistry, McGill University
Winning article: SCD1 activity promotes cell migration via a PLD‑mTOR pathway in the MDA‑MB‑231 triple‑negative breast cancer cell line
Published in: Breast Cancer

Relève étoile Paul-Gérin-Lajoie

Andréanne Lapierre, PhD student in Clinical Psychology, Université du Québec à Montréal
Winning article: Trajectories of psychological dating violence perpetration in adolescence
Published in: Child Abuse and 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