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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 for the month of March.


Relève étoile Louis-Berlinguet, FRNT

Parnian Afshar Bakeshloo, PhD student at the Concordia Institute for Information Systems Engineering, Concordia University
Winning article: 3D-MCN: A 3D Multi-scale Capsule Network for Lung Nodule Malignancy Prediction
Published in: Scientific Reports

Relève étoile Jacques-Genest, FRQS

Charles Couturier,  Neurosurgery resident and PhD candidate, The Neuro, McGill University
Winning article: Single-cell RNA-seq reveals that glioblastoma recapitulates a normal neurodevelopmental hierarchy
Published in: Nature Communications

Relève étoile Paul-Gérin-Lajoie, FRQSC

Anne-Marie Gagné-Julien, PhD student in Philosophy, Université du Québec à Montréal
Winning article: Towards a socially constructed and objective concept of mental disorder
Published in: Synthese

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