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

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

Award winner, Fonds Nature et technologies

Geneviève Parent, postdoctoral fellow in Wood and Forest Science, Université Laval
Winning article: Expression of the β-glucosidase gene Pgβglu-1 underpins natural resistance of white spruce against spruce budworm
Published in: The Plant Journal

Award winner, Fonds Santé

Sébastien Tremblay, PhD student in Neuroscience, McGill University
Winning article: Attentional Filtering of Visual Information by Neuronal Ensembles in the Primate Lateral Prefrontal Cortex
Published in: Neuron

Award winner, Fonds Société et culture

Tracy Ying Zhang, postdoctoral fellow in International Studies and Research, Université de Montréal
Winning article: Bending the body for China: the uses of acrobatics in Sino-US diplomacy during the Cold War
Published in: International Journal of Cultural Policy

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