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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, FRNT

Dominick Matteau, postdoctoral fellow in Molecular Biology, Université de Sherbrooke
Winning article: Integrative characterization of the near-minimal bacterium Mesoplasma florum
Published in: Molecular Systems Biology

Relève étoile Jacques-Genest, FRQS

Sara Larivière, PhD student in Neuroscience, McGill University
Winning article: Sociodemographic factors and beliefs about medicines in the uptake of pharmacogenomic testing in older adults
Published in: Pharmacogenomics

Relève étoile Paul-Gérin-Lajoie, FRQSC

Céline Philippe, PhD student in Literary Studies, Université du Québec à Montréal
Winning article: Les traces de l’héritage catholique dans la littérature et la dramaturgie québécoises, ou le risque d’un effritement dans la transmission d’un savoir
Published inÉtudier la religion au Québec. Regards d’ici et d’ailleurs, Presses de l'Université Laval

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