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

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

Award winner, Fonds Nature et technologies

Hanno Christian Erythropel, PhD student in Chemical Engineering, McGill University
Winning article: Designing greener plasticizers: Effects of alkyl chain length and branching on the biodegradation of maleate based plasticizers
Published in: Chemosphere, vol. 134, p. 106-112

Award winner, Fonds Santé

Maxime Montembeault, PhD student in Psychology, Université de Montréal
Winning article: Altered Gray Matter Structural Covariance Networks in Early Stages of Alzheimer's Disease
Published in: Cerebral Cortex

Award winner, Fonds Société et culture

Priscilla Plamondon Lalancette, Master's student in Human Sciences, UQAC
Winning article: Le nouveau visage culinaire du Québec
Published in: Le Temps des Médias

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