Québec’s Chief Scientist, Rémi Quirion, is pleased to announce the December winners of the Étudiants-chercheurs étoiles Award, a competition spearheaded by the three Fonds de recherche du Québec.
Award winner, Fonds Nature et technologies
Jukka-Pekka Verta, PhD student in Forestry Sciences, Université Laval
Winning article: Are long-lived trees poised for evolutionary change? Single locus effects in the evolution of gene expression networks in spruce
Published in: Molecular Ecology, 22, 2369-2379, 2013
Award winner, Fonds Santé
Vedrana Cvetkovska, PhD student in Neuroscience, McGill University
Winning article: Overexpression of Down syndrome cell adhesion molecule impairs precise synaptic targeting
Published in: Nature Neuroscience , vol. 16, p. 677-682, 2013
Award winner, Fonds Société et culture
Philippe Masson, Master's student in Social Work, Université du Québec à Montréal
Winning article: L’évaluation psychosociale: culture du positivisme et enjeux éthiques
Published in: Nouvelles pratiques sociales, 25(1), 224-242, 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.
Director of Communications and Knowledge Mobilization
Fonds de recherche du Québec