Welcome To the Magnetic Resonance Imaging Lab

In the last three decades in-vivo NMR methods, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and to some extent also spectroscopy (MRS), have been developed both for clinical applications and for experimental animal research. It is this link between clinical and preclinical applications which renders these methods attractive tools in pharmacological research. Special interest of the group is the utilization of optimized MR methods to relate pathophysiology with function in various animal models. Equipment: A 11.7Tesla 16 cm bore magnet, equipped with a 9cm shielded gradient capable of switching 600mT/m within 100us, can be used for studies. Based on its high sensitivity , five transmitters and 8 receivers are available for the development of novel parallel imaging protocols. Various radiofrequency-coils of different sizes enable sensitive setups to study morhophological, pathophysiological and functional alterations with MRI and/or MRS in small rodents.


The group is led by Ikerbasque Research Professor Pedro Ramos Cabrer, who joined CIC biomaGUNE in 2014. Prof. Ramos Cabrer has a PhD in Physical chemistry by the University of Santiago de Compostela (Spain, 2000) and has been postdoctoral researcher at the In vivo NMR Laboratory (Image Sciences Institute, Utrecht Medical Center, Utrecht, The Netherlands) form 2001-2003 and at the In vivo NMR Laboratory of the Max Planck Institute for Neurological Research (Cologne, Germany)from 2003-2006. After that he became "Parga Pondal" Fellow (2006-2010) and later "Miguel Servet" Fellow (2010-2014) at the Clinical Neurosciences Research Laboratory of the University Medical Hospital of Santiago de Compostela (Spain). In 2013 worked as visiting researcher at the Nanomedicine Laboratory of the Translational Molecular Imaging Institute (Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, New York, USA). Prof. Ramos Cabrer career is devoted to the development of MRI techniques and biomimetic nanomaterials for theranostic purposes, with special focus on their applications in the field of Neurosciences.