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 October.

Relève étoile Louis-Berlinguet, FRNT

Michael Shamash, M.Sc.in Microbiology and Immunology, McGill University
Winning article: Phages in the infant gut: a framework for virome development during early life
Published in: The ISME Journal

Relève étoile Jacques-Genest, FRQS

Rose Gagnon, PhD student in Clinical and Biomedical Sciences, Université Laval
Winning article: Direct-access physiotherapy to help manage patients with musculoskeletal disorders in an emergency department: Results of a randomized controlled trial
Published in: Academic Emergency Medicine

Relève étoile Paul-Gérin-Lajoie, FRQSC

Semih Çakir, PhD student in Political Science, Université de Montréal
Winning article: Does party ambivalence decrease voter turnout? A global analysis
Published in: Party Politics

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