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Sylviane Déderix. Ph.D.

Dr. Sylviane Déderix is a Postdoctoral fellow at Catholic University of Louvain in the Aegean Interdisciplinary Studies Research Group. She has a Ph.D. in History, Art, and Archeology.

She is also a collaborator of the Laboratory of Geophysical- Satellite Remote Sensing & Archaeoenvironment and a member of the Sissi Archaeological Project (Crete, Greece)  in charge of the architectural study of the house tombs excavated in the cemetery.

She has collaborated with the effort of finding the lost grave of Andreas Vesalius using satellite imagery and geophysical approaches to pinpoint the location of the cemetery of the Church of Santa Maria delle Grazie after the island of Zakynthos was practically destroyed by an earthquake in 1953.

Dr. Sylviane Déderix

Since then the island and its buildings have been rebuilt and streets relocated, which causes the cemetery to have been lost until her work was published. Now we know the approximate location of the cemetery close to the current intersection of the Kolokotroni and Kolyva streets, and further studies can be conducted.

Thanks to Dr. Déderix for collaborating with "Medical Terminology Daily" with the article "In Search of Andreas Vesalius, The Quest for the Lost Grave - The Sequel" which she co-authored with Pascale Pollier and Theo Dirix.

For more information on Dr. Déderix, click here. For her CV, click here.