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Announcement of June’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 June.


Relève étoile Louis-Berlinguet

Youcef Ataellah Bioud, postdoctoral fellow in Materials Engineering, Université de Sherbrooke
Winning article: Defects Engineering in Heteroepitaxial Growth of Ge-on-Si: Porous Germanium-based Virtual Substrates for High-Efficiency Photovoltaic Devices
Published in: Nature Communications

Relève étoile Jacques-Genest

Marisa Cressatti, PhD student in Neuroscience, McGill University
Winning article: Salivary microR-153 and microR-223 Levels as Potential Diagnostic Biomarkers of Idiopathic Parkinson’s Disease
Published in: Movement Disorders

Relève étoile Paul-Gérin-Lajoie

Frédérick Nadeau, PhD student in Urban Studies, Institut national de la recherche scientifique
Winning article: Political Voices and Everyday Choices: Aesthetic Modes of Political Engagement in Right-Wing Extremism
Published in: Anthropologica

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