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

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

Award winner, Fonds Nature et technologies

Sébastien Ricoult, PhD student in neurology and neurosurgery, McGill University
Winning article: Large Dynamic Range Digital Nanodot Gradients of Biomolecules Made by Low-Cost Nanocontact Printing for Cell Haptotaxis
Published in: Small, vol. 9, no 19, p. 3308-3313, 2013

Award winner, Fonds Santé

Éric Mercier, Master's student in clinical epidemiology and medical resident in emergency medicine, Université Laval
Winning article: Predictive value of S-100B protein for prognosis in patients with moderate and severe traumatic brain injury: systematic review and meta-analysis
Published in: British Medical Journal, avril 2013

Award winner, Fonds Société et culture

Catherine Huart, PhD student in sociology, Université du Québec à Montréal
Winning article: La signification politique de la violence délictueuse. Le cas du Mexique sous Felipe Calderon
Published at the Éditions du CIDIHCA, Montréal, 2013

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.

Dr. Quirion sends his congratulations to the winners.


Benoit Sévigny
Director of Communications and Knowledge Mobilization
Fonds de recherche du Québec
514 864-1619