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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

Houman Savoji, PhD student in Biomedical Engineering, École Polytechnique de Montréal
Winning article: Electrospun Nanofiber Scaffolds and Plasma Polymerization: A Promising Combination Towards Complete, Stable Endothelial Lining for Vascular Grafts
Published in: Macromolecular Bioscience

Award winner, Fonds Santé

Robert Bonin, postdoctoral fellow in Cellular and Molecular Neurosciences, Université Laval and CRIUSMQ
Winning article: A Spinal Analogue of Memory Reconsolidation Enables Reversal of Hyperalgesia
Published in: Nature Neuroscience

Award winner, Fonds Société et culture

Jessica Roda, postdoctoral fellow in Urban Studies and Tourism, UQAM
Winning article: Jewish performance as a Means for Constructing the Society of "Living Together"
Published in: European Journal of Jewish Studies

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