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 August.

Relève étoile Louis-Berlinguet, FRNT

Hossein Ravanbakhsh, postdoctoral fellow in Biomedical and Biochemical Engineering, McGill University, National Research Council Canada
Winning article
Freeform cell-laden cryobioprinting for shelf-ready tissue fabrication and storage
Published in:

Relève étoile Jacques-Genest, FRQS

Vincent Paquin, Master’s student in Mental Health and resident in Psychiatry, McGill University
Winning article: Longitudinal Trajectories of Food Insecurity in Childhood and their Associations with Mental Health and Functioning in Adolescence
Published in: JAMA Network Open

Relève étoile Paul-Gérin-Lajoie, FRQSC

Beata Bothe, postdoctoral fellow in Psychology, Université de Montréal
Winning article: Hypersexuality in Mixed-Sex Couples:  A Dyadic Longitudinal Study
Published in: Springer – Archives of Sexual Behavior

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