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Tuesday, May 30 2017

32nd Research Congress at CHU Sainte-Justine

Announcement of the winners of the presentation competition

MONTRÉAL, May 30, 2017 – The CHU Sainte-Justine Research Center, affiliated with the Université de Montréal, announced today the winners of the oral and poster presentation competition that took place this past May 26, 2017 during the 32nd Research Congress of Graduate and Post Graduate Students in Research at CHU Sainte-Justine. Out of the 156 authors, 22 were attributed an award for their presentation. They were evaluated by a jury of more than 40 members, to which the Research Center wishes to express its heartfelt gratitude.

The prestigious Fonds de recherche du Québec – Santé (FRQS) award for the student with the best oral presentation was bestowed on Florian Wünnemann, a doctoral student under the supervision of Gregor U. Andelfinger, M.D., Ph.D, for his presentation entitled “Heart valve dysfunction in men and preclinical models is caused by loss of function mutations in Adamts19, a novel marker for valvular interstitial cells”. The award recognizes the excellence of his scientific work, as well as the clarity and didactic value of his presentation.

Five students received a Network Award for their poster presentation. Rafael Oliveira Fernandes, a postdoctoral fellow under the supervision of Anne Monique Nuyt, M.D. and Solène Fourdain, a doctoral student under the supervision of Anne Gallagher, Ph.D., were awarded a Cardiometabolic Health, Diabetes and Obesity Research Network award, Rasheda Arman Chowdhury, a postdoctoral fellow under the supervision of Mathieu Dehaes, Ph.D, was awarded a Québec Bio-imaging Network award, Gwenaëlle Andrea De Clifford-Faugère, a master’s student under the supervision of Marilyn Aita, inf., Ph.D., was awarded a Quebec Rehabilitation Research Network award and Nikita Cobetto, a doctoral student under the supervision of Carl-Éric Aubin, ing., Ph.D., was awarded a Network for Oral and Bone Health Research award. 

“The Research Congress of Graduate and Post Graduate Students in Research at CHU Sainte-Justine is an initiative that encourages the scientific leaders of tomorrow. This event is an opportunity for students, fellows, clinical research nurses and laboratory staff to share the progress of their work in various fields. It is also an excellent way for them to gain experience in communicating their work for national and international scientific forums”, said Carolina Alfieri, Ph.D., Researcher and Associate Director – Academic Affairs at CHU Sainte-Justine Research Center.

The event gathered about 300 people who attended 16 oral presentations and 140 poster presentations.

The Research Center wishes to thank for their support the FRQS, CMDORMGA, QBIN, REPAR, RQRD, and RSBO, also BioLegend, FroggaBio, MACS Miltenyi Biotec, PerkinElmer, Thermo Fisher Scientific, Eppendorf, PeproTech, Sony Biotechnology, Bio-Rad, Cedarlane, Diamed, Novus, and Roche.

LIST OF THE WINNERS OF THE PRESENTATIONS

 

ORAL PRESENTATIONS

1ST AWARD FOR EXCELLENCE BESTOWED BY THE FONDS DE RECHERCHE DU QUEBEC – SANTÉ (FRQS)
Florian Wünnemann
Doctoral student under the supervision of Gregor U. Andelfinger, M.D., Ph.D.
Fetomaternal and Neonatal Pathologies Axis
2ND AWARD BESTOWED BY THE CHU SAINTE-JUSTINE RESEARCH CENTER
Rachid Abaji
Doctoral student under the supervision of Maja Krajinovic, M.D., Ph.D.
Viral and Immune Disorders and Cancers Axis
3RD AWARD BESTOWED BY THE CHU SAINTE-JUSTINE RESEARCH CENTER
Lisa-Marie Legault
Master’s student under the supervision of Serge McGraw, Ph.D.
Fetomaternal and Neonatal Pathologies Axis 

POSTER PRESENTATIONS

AWARD BESTOWED BY THE CARDIOMETABOLIC HEALTH, DIABETES AND OBESITY RESEARCH NETWORK
Rafael Oliveira Fernandes
Postdoctoral fellow under the supervision of Anne Monique Nuyt, M.D
Fetomaternal and Neonatal Pathologies Axis

Solène Fourdain
Doctoral student under the supervision of Anne Gallagher, Ph.D.
Brain and Child Development Axis
AWARD BESTOWED BY THE QUÉBEC BIO-IMAGING NETWORK 
Rasheda Arman Chowdhury
Postdoctoral fellow under the supervision of Mathieu Dehaes, Ph.D.
Brain and Child Development Axis
AWARD BESTOWED BY THE QUEBEC REHABILITATION RESEARCH NETWORK
Gwenaëlle Andrea De Clifford-Faugère
Master’s student under the supervision of Marilyn Aita, inf., Ph.D.
Fetomaternal and Neonatal Pathologies Axis
AWARD BESTOWED THE NETWORK FOR ORAL AND BONE HEALTH RESEARCH
Nikita Cobetto
Doctoral student under the supervision of Carl-Éric Aubin, ing., Ph.D.
Musculoskeletal Diseases and Rehabilitation Axis
AWARD BESTOWED BY THE CHU SAINTE-JUSTINE RESEARCH CENTER
Junio Dort 
Postdoctoral fellow under the supervision of Nicolas Dumont, Pht., Ph.D.
Musculoskeletal Diseases and Rehabilitation Axis
Emilie Heckel 
Postdoctoral fellow under the supervision of Jean-Sébastien Joyal, M.D., Ph.D.
Metabolic Health and Complex Diseases Axis 
Laure Boyer 
Doctoral student under the supervision of Carl-Éric Aubin, ing., Ph.D.
Musculoskeletal Diseases and Rehabilitation Axis
Camila de Britto Para de Aragao
Doctoral student under the supervision of Alexey V. Pshezhetsky, Ph.D.
Metabolic Health and Complex Diseases Axis 
Prabhas Chaudhari 
Doctoral student under the supervision of Sylvain Chemtob, M.D., Ph.D.
Fetomaternal and Neonatal Pathologies Axis
Stéphanie Larrivée Vanier
Doctoral student under the supervision of Johnny Deladoëy, M.D., Ph.D.
Metabolic Health and Complex Diseases Axis 
Aurélien Colamartino
Doctoral student under the supervision of Elie Haddad, M.D., Ph.D.
Viral and Immune Disorders and Cancers Axis  
Safiétou Sankhe
Doctoral student under the supervision of Geneviève Mailhot, Ph.D.
Metabolic Health and Complex Diseases Axis 
Émilie Courteau
Doctoral student under the supervision of Phaedra Royle, Ph.D.
Brain and Child Development Axis  
 
Virginie Bertrand-Lehouillier
Master’s student under the supervision of Serge McGraw, Ph.D.
Fetomaternal and Neonatal Pathologies Axis
Kathya Martel
Master’s student under the supervision of Anne Gallagher, Ph.D.
Brain and Child Development Axis 
Mélanie Girard 
Master’s student under the supervision of Nikolaus Heveker, Ph.D.
Viral and Immune Disorders and Cancers Axis 
Andrew T. Song 
Master’s student under the supervision of Gregor U. Andelfinger, M.D., Ph.D.
Fetomaternal and Neonatal Pathologies Axis
Estefania Marin Sierra
Master’s student under the supervision of Sylvain Chemtob, M.D., Ph.D.
Fetomaternal and Neonatal Pathologies Axis
 

Front row, left to right: Florian Wünnemann, Rachid Abaji, Safiétou Sankhe, Andrew T. Song and Virginie Bertrand-Lehouillier.
Back row, left to right: Gwenaëlle Andrea De Clifford-Faugère, Rasheda Arman Chowdhury, Junio Dort, Emilie Heckel, Camila de Britto Para de Aragao, Prabhas Chaudhari, Estefania Marin Sierra, Mélanie Girard and Lisa-Marie Legault.

 

About the CHU Sainte-Justine Research Center

CHU Sainte-Justine Research Center is a leading mother-child research institution affiliated with Université de Montréal. It brings together more than 200 research investigators, including over 90 clinician-scientists, as well as 385 graduate and postgraduate students focused on finding innovative prevention means, faster and less invasive treatments, as well as personalized approaches to medicine. The Center is part of CHU Sainte-Justine, which is the largest mother-child center in Canada and second pediatric center in North America. More on research.chusj.org

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