Cristina Ramona Cudalbu

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Field of Expertise
  • In vivo proton, phosphorus, carbon and nitrogen MR Spectroscopy 
  • Chronic  Hepatic Encephalopathy, Hyperammonemia - https://actu.epfl.ch/news/when-liver-disease-affects-the-brain/
  • Brain metabolites quantification and macromolecules
  • In vivo proton Spectroscopic Imaging 
  • Diffusion weighted Spectroscopy
  • Brain tumors 
  • Dynamic nuclear polarization 

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

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EPFL ENT-R CIBM-AIT
CH F0 628 (Bâtiment CH)
Station 6
CH-1015 Lausanne

Web site: Web site: https://www.cibm.ch/

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Professional course

Senior Research Staff Scientist and 9.4T MRI Operational Manager

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

EPFL

2012-now

Postdoctoral researcher

Laboratory for Functional and Metabolic Imaging (LIFMET)

EPFL

2007-2012


Education

PhD

RMN Laboratory MIB

University Claude-Bernard Lyon 1, France

2003-2006

Master of Science

Biophysics and Medical Physics

University Babes-Bolyai, Cluj Napoca, Romania

2002-2003

Publications

Infoscience publications

Research

Teaching & PhD

PhD Programs

Doctoral Program in Physics

PhD Students

Mosso Jessie Julie, Simicic Dunja,

Past PhD Students

Rackayová Veronika ,

Additional Teaching Activities

2009 – 2019    Lecturer and organizer of the Doctoral course “Advanced biomedical imaging methods and instrumentation”, EPFL, Lausanne
2018 –present ISMRM Education Committee, Molecular/Spectroscopy Table - https://www.ismrm.org/online-education-program/meet-your-education-committee/
2016                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 HE
2012                Lecturer for Animal experimentation, 2 courses, CHUV, Lausanne, Switzerland
2012                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, Switzerland
2010                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 Netherlands
2016                      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"