Thus, a FRQ-NT Team Research Project grant was awarded to excellent collaborators (Isabelle Laforest-Lapointe, Peter Moffett and Jean-Philippe Bellenger) and myself to start a project that we have been wanting to do for a long time, namely synthetic communities associated with roots. For the graduate students of the lab, Paula received a PhD fellowship from the FRQ-NT, and Sandrine received a J.A. DeSève Excellence fellowship for her master's degree, in a competition run by the Université de Sherbrooke. These awards will enhance the CVs of these two exceptional students!
Finally, Vincent, who has been with us for a long time now (you can tell by the number of times he has won the PBB cup), has been awarded a postdoctoral fellowship from the FRQ with which he will continue his training outside of Quebec. Indeed, with his latest paper just accepted (under embargo... what a mystery!), we see the thesis defense on the horizon.
Other students are in the midst of writing their papers, with Maude and Julie also in the final stages of their Master and PhD, respectively. I can't wait to share with you the great articles that will come out of their work!