Death of Professor Michel Vervoort, Honorary President of GERSED BELGIUM.

It is with great sadness that we inform you of the death of Professor Michel Vervoort, at the age of 52.

Michel Vervoort was Professor of Genetics at the University of Paris-Diderot and researcher at the Institut Jacques Monod and the FNRS.

In addition, he was kind enough to become involved with Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome and help us write the books "Taming Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome" and "Transforming Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome".

This is a great loss for the scientific world and a source of deep sorrow for all of us.

Dr. Stéphane Daens and another member of GERSED BELGIUM will go to his funeral to pay their last respects.

We send our sincere condolences to his family and the assurance of our immense distress.


A word from Dr Daens, President of GERSED BELGIUM :

"I knew Michel since the Collège Saint-Pierre in Jette (Brussels, Belgium); we have been friends and companions both at the University of Brussels and afterwards. It has been almost 40 years. I miss you so much my friend."