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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

Jonathan Pratt, PhD student in Biochemistry, UQAM
Winning article: Evidence of MTCBP-1 interaction with the cytoplasmic domain of MT1-MMP: Implications in the autophagy cell index of high-grade glioblastoma
Published in: Molecular Carcinogenesis

Award winner, Fonds Santé

Iman Fares, PhD student in Molecular Biology, Université de Montréal
Winning article: Pyrimidoindole derivatives are agonist of human hematopoietic stem cell self-renewal
Published in: Science

Award winner, Fonds Société et culture

Alexandre Turgeon, PhD student in History, Université Laval
Winning article: Et si Paul Sauvé n'avait jamais prononcé le « Désormais... »?
Published in: Revue d'histoire de l'Amérique française

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