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

Béatrice Pelletier-De Koninck, PhD student in Psychology, Université de Montréal
Winning article: Parametric study of transcranial alternating current stimulation for brain alpha power modulation
Published in: Brain Communications (Oxford Academic)

Relève étoile Jacques-Genest, FRQS

Dominic Roy, postdoctoral fellow in Physiology, McGill University, Rosalind and Morris Goodman Cancer Institute
Winning article: Adjuvant oncolytic virotherapy for personalized anti-cancer vaccination
Published in: Nature Communications

Relève étoile Paul-Gérin-Lajoie, FRQSC

Rémi Thériault, PhD student in Psychology, Université du Québec à Montréal
Winning article: Body swapping with a Black person boosts empathy: Using virtual reality to embody another
Published in: Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology

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