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 December.

Relève étoile Louis-Berlinguet, FRNT

Philippe Sauvé, PhD student in Environmental Science, Université du Québec à Rimouski
Winning article: Identification of Coastal Defence Measures Best Adapted to Mitigate Hazards in Specific Coastal Systems: Development of a Dynamic Literature Meta-Analysis Methodology
Published in: Journal of Marine Science and Engineering

Relève étoile Jacques-Genest, FRQS

Marion Lacroix, PhD student in Experimental Medicine, Montreal Clinical Research Institute, McGill University
Winning article: The X-Linked Helicase DDX3X Is Required for Lymphoid Differentiation and MYC-Driven Lymphomagenesis
Published in: Cancer Research

Relève étoile Paul-Gérin-Lajoie, FRQSC

Gideon Azunre, PhD student in Geography, Urban and Environmental Studies, Concordia University
Winning article: Urban informalities in sub-Saharan Africa (SSA): A solution for or barrier against sustainable city development
Published in: World Development

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 $1,500 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