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 April.

Relève étoile Louis-Berlinguet, FRNT

Yingming Lai, Master of Technology student at the Energy, Materials and Telecommunications Research Centre, Institut national de la recherche scientifique
Winning article: Single‐Shot Ultraviolet Compressed Ultrafast Photography
Published in: Laser & Photonics Reviews

Relève étoile Jacques-Genest, FRQS

Sergio Crespo-Garcia, postdoctoral fellow in Biochemistry, Université de Montréal
Winning article: Pathological angiogenesis in retinopathy engages cellular senescence and is amenable to therapeutic elimination via BCL-xL inhibition
Published in: Cell Metabolism

Relève étoile Paul-Gérin-Lajoie, FRQSC

Roxane L’Écuyer, PhD student in Psychology, Université du Québec à Montréal
Winning article: Bidirectional links between teachers’ disciplinary practices, students’ peer status, and students’ aggression in kindergarten
Published in: Springer – Research on Child and Adolescent Psychopathology

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