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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, FRNT

Reza Safaei Mohammadabadi, postdoctoral fellow at the Energy Materials Telecommunications Centre, Institut national de la recherche scientifique
Winning article: High-energy multidimensional solitary states in hollow-core fibres
Published in: Nature Photonics

Relève étoile Jacques-Genest, FRQS

Alexandra Chapdelaine, PhD student in Health Sciences Research, Université de Sherbrooke
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

Ariane Sophie Marion-Jetten, PhD student in Psychology, Université du Québec à Montréal
Winning article: Mind your Goals, Mind your Emotions: Mechanisms Explaining the Relation Between Dispositional Mindfulness and Action Crises
Published in: Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin

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