Québec’s Chief Scientist, Rémi Quirion, is pleased to announce the names of the three winners of the Relève étoile competition of the Fonds de recherche du Québec for the month of March.

Relève étoile Louis-Berlinguet, FRNT

Soyoun Park, PhD student in Microbiology, McGill University
Winning article: Staphylococcus aureus in Agriculture: Lessons in Evolution from a Multispecies Pathogen
Published in: Clinical Microbiology Reviews

Relève étoile Jacques-Genest, FRQS

Filip Morys, postdoctoral fellow at The Neuro, McGill University
Winning article: Association Between Midlife Obesity and Its Metabolic Consequences, Cerebrovascular Disease, and Cognitive Decline
Published in: The Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism

Relève étoile Paul-Gérin-Lajoie, FRQSC

Roxanne Guyon, PhD student in Sexology, Université du Québec à Montréal
Winning article: Experiences of Disclosure and Reactions of Close Ones from the Perspective of Child Sexual Abuse Survivors: A Qualitative Analysis of Gender Specificities
Published in: Taylor & Francis Online – Journal of Child Sexual Abuse

The Relève étoile competition promotes careers in research and aims to recognize the excellence of the research conducted by university students, postdoctoral fellows and members of professional bodies who are carrying out advanced research training in the areas covered by the three Fonds de recherche du Québec.

To pay tribute to eminent members of Québec’s scientific community in recognition of their remarkable careers and outstanding contributions to the development of the research ecosystem, the award granted by the Fonds Nature et technologies has been named in honour of Louis Berlinguet, the Fonds Santé’s award is named after Jacques Genest, whereas the Fonds Société et culture honors Paul Gérin-Lajoie.

Every month, each Fund will award $1,000 to a student researcher.

Dr. Quirion sends his congratulations to the recipients.

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