Mohammad Qasaimeh who is a PhD student in Biomedical Engineering is the award winner of the Fonds Nature et technologies, one of the three Fonds awards of the Fonds de recherche du Québec. His award-winning publication entitled “Microfluidic quadrupole and floating concentration gradient” is published in Nature Communications (September 6, 2011).
Sarah Assadian, a Ph. D. student in Biochemistry at the Rosalind and Morris Goodman Cancer Research Centre, is the award winner of the Fonds Santé of the Fonds de recherche du Québec. Her award-winning article entitled “p53 Inhibits Angiogenesis by Inducing the Production of Arresten” is published in Cancer Research (72(5), March 1 2012, pages 1270-1279).

In addition to promoting careers in research, the competition aims to recognize the exceptional research contributions of college and university students, postdoctoral fellows and members of professional bodies who are enrolled in advanced research training programs in the areas covered by the three Fonds.

Every month, each Fonds will award $1000 to a student researcher. An overview of the recipient’s project and a photo of the recipient will be featured on the website at

June 7, 2012