Cristina Ramona Cudalbu

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Position @ CIBM MRI AIT (EPFL)
Senior Research Staff Scientist & 9.4T MRI Operational Manager, CIBM MRI AIT (EPFL)

Field of Expertise
  • In vivo proton, phosphorus, carbon and nitrogen MR Spectroscopy 
  • Chronic  Hepatic Encephalopathy, Hyperammonemia -
  • Brain metabolites quantification and macromolecules
  • In vivo proton Spectroscopic Imaging 
  • Diffusion weighted Spectroscopy
  • Brain tumors 
  • Dynamic nuclear polarization 

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CH F0 628 (Bâtiment CH)
Station 6
CH-1015 Lausanne

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Administrative data

Professional course

Senior Research Staff Scientist and 9.4T MRI Operational Manager

Centre d’Imagerie Biomedicale (CIBM), Animal Imaging and Technology (AIT) section



Postdoctoral researcher

Laboratory for Functional and Metabolic Imaging (LIFMET)





RMN Laboratory MIB

University Claude-Bernard Lyon 1, France


Master of Science

Biophysics and Medical Physics

University Babes-Bolyai, Cluj Napoca, Romania



Infoscience publications


Teaching & PhD


Additional Teaching Activities

2009 – 2019    Lecturer and organizer of the Doctoral course “Advanced biomedical imaging methods and instrumentation”, EPFL, Lausanne2018 –present ISMRM Education Committee, Molecular/Spectroscopy Table -                Lecturer ESMRMB meeting, “Challenges for push-button processing and quantification of MR spectra”2019-2014       Lecturer during ISHEN meetings,  4 curses on Brain edema and brain metabolism in HE2012                Lecturer for Animal experimentation, 2 courses, CHUV, Lausanne, Switzerland2012                Lecturer ISMRM meeting, “MRS of Rodents at Ultra-High Fields” within “MR Spectroscopy & Spectroscopic Imaging–sunrise course”,2010                Lecturer for Animal experimentation, 1 course, EPFL, Lausanne, Switzerland2010                Lecturer ISMRM meeting, “Metabolite quantification” within “Potentials and challenges of high-field MRS –sunrise course”

ORGANISATION OF SCIENTIFIC MEETINGS 2018                      Organizer of the MRS Workshop on Metabolic Imaging, Utrecht, the Netherlands2016                      Organizer of final meeting of TRANSACT FP7-PEOPLE Marie Curie ITN, Lausanne, CH

Additional Supervised Thesis

  • Master Thesis of André Rocha Morais, Universidade Nova de Lisboa (Portugal) and EPFL, 2013
  • Master Thesis of Ana da Silva Santos, University of Coimbra, (Portugal) and EPFL, 2013
  • PhD thesis of Marta Lei, EPFL, 2011- 2017, “In vivo cerebral metabolism of glioblastoma xenografts assessed with 1H MRS, 13C MRS and 18F-FDG PET”
  • PhD thesis of Melanie Craveiro, EPFL, 2009-2013, "Development and implementation of 1H magnetic resonance techniques for an improved in vivo assessment of cerebral metabolic disorders"
  •  Master Thesis of  Arjun Jayaswal - Imperial College, London, UK, EPFL, 2012-2013, "Brain metabolism and brain edema in a rat model of chronic liver disease: in vivo longitudinal 1H MRS, 31P MRS, Water mapping and Diffusion Tensor Imaging studies at 9.4T" 
  •  Master Thesis of Hend Koubaji, EPFL, 2012-2013,  "Brain metabolism and brain edema in chronic liver failure during brain development measured using 1H Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy and Diffusion Tensor Imaging"
  •  Master Thesis of Eleanor Berry, Imperial College (London, UK) and EPFL, 2010-2011,  "MR Imaging and MR Spectroscopy in preclinical models of Parkinson disease: application to the Haloperidol model",  winner of "The Gloucester Research Prize for Academic Excellence in Physics", 2010-2011
  •  Master Thesis of Sharon Janssens, University of Ghent and EPFL, 2010, "Creatine kinase reaction rates in rat brain measured by localized phosphorus saturation transfer spectroscopy"
  •  Master Thesis of Melanie Craveiro, EPFL, 2009,  "Short-echo-time 1H MRS of ischemic evolution in mice lacking PPAR beta at 14.1T"
  •  TP-IV Project of Melanie Craveiro, EPFL, 2008: "Methodological aspects of 15N-1H-NMR in vitro and in vivo"
  •  TP-IV Project of Melanie Craveiro, EPFL, 2008, "Short-echo-time 1H MRS of mice lacking PPAR beta at 14.1T"


CIBM translational MR neuroimaging & spectroscopy

Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and spectroscopy (MRS) will be addressed in detail, along with experimental design, data gathering and processing on MRS, structural and functional MRI in humans and rodents, and hands-on experience with MRI scanners.