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Announcement of October’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 October.


Relève étoile Louis-Berlinguet, FRNT

Guangyu Bao, PhD student in Mechanical Engineering, McGill University
Winning article: Triggered micropore-forming bioprinting of porous viscoelastic hydrogels
Published in: Materials Horizons

Relève étoile Jacques-Genest, FRQS

Andrée-Anne Grosset, postdoctoral fellow in Pathology-Oncology, CHUM Research Centre, Université de Montréal
Winning article: Identification of intraductal carcinoma of the prostate on tissue specimens using Raman micro-spectroscopy: A diagnostic accuracy case-control study with multicohort
Published in: PLOS Medicine

Relève étoile Paul-Gérin-Lajoie, FRQSC

Audrey Gagnon, PhD student in Political Science, Concordia University
Winning article: Far-right Framing Processes on Social Media: The Case of the Canadian and Quebec Chapters of Soldiers of Odin
Published in: Canadian Review of Sociology

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