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

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

Award winner, Fonds Nature et technologies

Daniel Munro, PhD student in Biology, Université du Québec à Rimouski
Winning article: The extreme longevity of Arctica islandica is associated with increased peroxidation resistance in mitochondrial membranes
Published in: Aging Cell 11(5), 845-855

Award winner, Fonds Santé

Michelle Roseman, PhD student in medicine, McGill University
Winning article:  Reporting of Conflict of Interest from Drug Trials in Cochrane Reviews: A Crosssectional Study
Published in: BMJ 08-2012;345:e5155

Award winner, Fonds Société et culture

Marie-Noëlle Bélanger-Lévesque, PhD student in Contemporary religious studies, Université de Sherbrooke
Winning article: Le « vide spirituel paradoxal » en salle de naissance : hypothèse de travail et enjeux méthodologiques
Published in: Studies in Religion/Sciences Religieuses, 41(3), 439-454

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