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 January.

Relève étoile Louis-Berlinguet, FRNT

Brenden Moeun, PhD student in Chemical Engineering, McGill University
Winning article: Improving the 3D Printability of Sugar Glass to Engineer Sacrificial Vascular Templates
Published in: 3D Printing and Additive Manufacturing

Relève étoile Jacques-Genest, FRQS

Helen Huang, M.Sc. student in Health Science, Université de Sherbrooke
Winning article: Vitamin B-12 Intake from Dairy but Not Meat Is Associated with Decreased Risk of Low Vitamin B-12 Status and Deficiency in Older Adults from Quebec, Canada
Published in: The Journal of Nutrition

Relève étoile Paul-Gérin-Lajoie, FRQSC

Alexis Langenfeld, PhD student in Business Law, Université Laval
Winning article: La responsabilité des sociétés mères : les pas en avant des cours suprêmes anglaise et canadienne
Published in: Les Cahiers de droit

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