Sirui Zhou, a postdoctoral fellow in Human Genetics at McGill University, is the award winner of the Relève étoile Jacques-Genest award of the Fonds de recherche du Québec – Santé (FRQS). Her Award-winning publication: Genetic architecture and adaptations of Nunavik Inuit is published in PNAS.

Sirui carried out exome and whole genome sequencing to analyze the genetic characteristics of 170 Nunavik Inuit. Her findings reveal that Nunavik Inuit constitute a population with its very own genetic signature in terms of lipid metabolism and cell adhesion.

Read the full abstract here.

The Relève étoile award (new name for the Étudiants-chercheurs étoiles award) is awarded to student-researchers by each of the three Fonds de recherche du Québec.

The FRQS Relève étoile award is now named after Jacques Genest as a tribute to this great researcher and builder.

To learn more about the awards, click here.



December 20, 2019