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

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

Award winner, Fonds Nature et technologies

Jean-Philippe Lessard, postdoctoral researcher in Biology, McGill University
Winning article: An update of Wallace's zoogeographic regions of the world
Published in: Science, 339, 74-78

Award winner, Fonds Santé

Sébastien Boisvert, PhD student in Physiology-Endocrinology, Université Laval
Winning article: Ray Meta: scalable de novo metagenome assembly and profiling
Published in: Genome Biology, 13(12): R122

Award winner, Fonds Société et culture

Célia Matte-Gagné, postdoctoral researcher in Psychology, Concordia University
Winning article: Stability of Maternal Autonomy Support between Infancy and Preschool Age
Paru dans : Social Development, September 26, 2012

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