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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

Zhihui Yi, PhD student in Chemical Engineering, École Polytechnique de Montréal
Winning article: Ionic liquid–water mixtures and ion gels as electrolytes for organic electrochemical transistors
Published in: Journal of Materials Chemistry C

Award winner, Fonds Santé

Philippe Morquette, PhD student in Neuroscience, Université de Montréal
Winning article: An astrocyte-dependent mechanism for neuronal rhythmogenesis
Published in: Nature Neuroscience

Award winner, Fonds Société et culture

Francis Walsh, PhD student in Arts and Social Communications, UQTR
Winning article: Jean-Paul Sartre lecteur, intimiste et engagé : une guerre à la Kafka
Published in: Études sartriennes

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