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

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

Marie Filteau, postdoctoral fellow in Biology, Université Laval
Winning article: Systematic identification of signal integration by protein kinase A
Published in: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States

Award winner, Fonds Santé

Stephen Methot, PhD student at the Mechanisms of Genetic Diversity research unit, Institut de recherches cliniques de Montréal
Winning article: Consecutive interactions with HSP90 and eEF1A underlie a functional maturation and storage pathway of AID in the cytoplasm
Published in: The Journal of Experimental Medicine

Award winner, Fonds Société et culture

Simon Martin, PhD student in music, Université de Montréal
Winning publication: Musique d’art pour quintette à cordes
Released at the Festival Montréal/Nouvelles musiques

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