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Announcement of the February winners of the Étudiants-chercheurs étoiles Award

Québec’s Chief Scientist, Rémi Quirion, is pleased to announce the February winners of the Étudiants-chercheurs étoiles Award, a competition spearheaded by the three Fonds de recherche du Québec.

Award winner, Fonds Nature et technologies

Gabriel Éthier-Majcher, PhD student in Engineering Physics, École Polytechnique de Montréal
Winning article: Complete quantum control of exciton qubits bound to isoelectronic centres
Published in: Nature Communications

Award winners, Fonds Santé

Leora Witkowski and Jian Carrot-Zhang, PhD students in Human Genetics, McGill University
Winning article: Germline and somatic SMARCA4 mutations characterize small cell carcinoma of the ovary, hypercalcemic type
Published in: Nature Genetics

Award winner, Fonds Société et culture

Katarina Mihailovic, postdoctoral fellow at Mel Hoppenheim School of Cinema, Concordia University
Winning article: From a priest into a Clown: Makavejev's critical transformation of Bergman
Published in: Studies in European Cinema

In addition to promoting careers in research, the competition aims to recognize the exceptional research contributions of college and university students, postdoctoral fellows and members of professional bodies who are enrolled in advanced research training programs in the areas covered by the three Fonds de recherche du Québec. Every month, each Fund will award $1000 to a student researcher.

M. Quirion sends his congratulations to the winners.


Benoit Sévigny
Director of Communications and Knowledge Mobilization
Fonds de recherche du Québec
514 864-1619