Graham Bell and Rémi Quirion were awarded the Prix du Québec in sciences, the province’s highest research awards, at a ceremony in the National Assembly in November 2004.
Bell, James McGill Professor of Biology, was awarded the Prix Marie-Victorin for pure and applied sciences in recognition of his achievements in the field of evolutionary biology. He is at the forefront of this field in Canada and internationally, and has notably advanced our knowledge about the origins of biodiversity.
Quirion, Scientific Director of the Research Centre at the McGill-affiliated Douglas Hospital, and Scientific Director of the Institute of Neurosciences, Mental Health and Addiction (Canadian Institutes of Health Research), was awarded the Prix Wilder-Penfield in biomedical sciences. He is a world leader in the areas of Alzheimer’s disease, aging, schizophrenia and the role of neuropeptides.