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Announcement of May’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 May.


Relève étoile Louis-Berlinguet

Moïra Dion, PhD student in Biochemistry, Microbiology and Bioinformatics, Université Laval
Winning article: Phage diversity, genomics and phylogeny
Published in: Nature Reviews Microbiology

Relève étoile Jacques-Genest

David Pellerin, postdoctoral fellow in Neurology, McGill University
Winning article: Novel Recessive TNNT1 Congenital Core-Rod Myopathy in French Canadians
Published in: Annals of Neurology

Relève étoile Paul-Gérin-Lajoie

Hugo Bonin, PhD student in Political Science, Université du Québec à Montréal, Université Paris VIII
Winning article: From Antagonist to Protagonist: ‘Democracy’ and ‘People’ in British Parliamentary Debates, 1775-1885
Published in: Digital Scholarship in the Humanities

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