2nd prize: Christine Jolicoeur, Montreal Clinical Research Institute – Université de Montréal

An experienced research professional, Christine Jolicoeur joined the Cellular Neurobiology research unit at the Montréal Clinical Research Institute (IRCM) in 2004. With 20 years’ experience in academic laboratories, she has conducted research in prestigious institutions including University College London, UK and Stanford University, California. She also completed advanced training programs in leading stem cell research laboratories at the Institute for Stem Cell Research in Edinburgh and the stem cell research excellence laboratories at the UCL Institute of Ophthalmology in London. At the IRCM, she oversees laboratory logistics, the implementation of cutting-edge techniques, researcher student training and new project development, in addition to coordinating projects involving researchers from around the world.

Christine has helped train over 20 students and postdoctoral trainees and mentored high school students seeking to explore a career in research. She is also responsible for the practical component of a course module for master’s students in cellular and molecular medicine at Université de Montréal taught at the IRCM.

Her work has supported the publication of over 20 scientific papers in prominent journals such as Nature, Science and Neuron.