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

Chloé Bourquin, PhD student in Biomedical Engineering, Polytechnique Montréal
Winning article: In vivo pulsatility measurement of cerebral microcirculation in rodents using Dynamic Ultrasound Localization Microscopy
Published in: IEEE Transactions on Medical Imaging

Relève étoile Jacques-Genest, FRQS

Mohamed Raâfet Ben Khedher, PhD student in Biology, Institut national de la recherche scientifique
Winning article: Effect of APOE ε4 allele on levels of apolipoproteins E, J, and D, and redox signature in circulating extracellular vesicles from cognitively impaired with no dementia participants converted to Alzheimer’s disease
Published in: Alzheimers Dement: Diagnosis, Assessment & Disease Monitoring

Relève étoile Paul-Gérin-Lajoie, FRQSC

Karine Gagné, PhD student in Psychoeducation, Université de Sherbrooke
Winning article: Non-verbal and verbal parental mentalization as predictors of infant attachment security: Contributions of parental embodied mentalizing and mind-mindedness and the mediating role of maternal sensitivity
Published in: Infant Behavior and Developpment – Elsevier

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