Dr ANCA SANDU- GIURANIUC

Research Fellow

Dr ANCA SANDU- GIURANIUC

Contact Details

Telephone: +44 (0)1224 438377
Email: anca.sandu-giuraniuc@abdn.ac.uk
Address: Aberdeen Biomedical Imaging Centre
Lilian Sutton Building
Foresterhill
Aberdeen
AB25 2ZD
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www.abdn.ac.uk/ims/research/abic

www.sinapse.ac.uk

Biography

Anca-Larisa Sandu studied Medical Bioengineering, Section: Medical Instrumentation and Medical Techniques (1995-2001) at “Gr. T. Popa” University of Medicine and Pharmacy, Iasi, Romania. She obtained a MSc in “Nonlinearity and Self-organization in Complex Systems” at ”Al.I.Cuza” University, Faculty of Physics in the same city (2001-2003). She obtained the PhD with the dissertation “MRI measures of brain volume and cortical complexity in clinical groups and during development” under the direction of Prof. Kenneth Hugdahl, Bergen fMRI Group, Department of Biological and Medical Psychology, University of Bergen, Norway (2004-2008). Thereafter she moved to France where she continued her research, as a post-doc, on brain imaging using also VBM and fMRI approaches in Research Unit INSERM – CEA 1000, Neuroimaging & Psychiatry, Paris Sud University (2009-2012). Since 2012 she has been with the University of Aberdeen, where she is a research fellow in Prof. Alison Murray’s team.

Research Interests

Structural and functional MRI, brain imaging, developing quantitative neuroimaging methods, image processing and analysis, cognitive neuropsychology, mental disorders, brain development and ageing

Collaborations

External: Prof. Arvid Lundervold, Departament of Biomedicine, University of Bergen

www.neuroinformatics-imageanalysis.org

Selected Publications

Sandu, AL., Paillère Martinot, ML., Artiges, E., Martinot, JL. (2014). '1910s' brains revisited. Cortical complexity in early 20th century patients with intellectual disability or with dementia praecox'. Acta Psychiatrica Scandinavica. doi: 10.1111/acps.12243

Sandu, AL., Specht, K., Beneventi, H., Lundervold, A., Hugdahl, K.(2008). 'Sex-differences in grey-white matter structure in normal-reading and dyslexic adolescents'. Neuroscience Letters, vol 438, pp. 80-84. doi: 10.1016/j.neulet.2008.04.022

Sandu, AL., Rasmussen, jr. IA., Lundervold, A., Kreuder, F., Neckelmann, G., Hugdahl, K., Specht, K.(2008). 'Fractal dimension analysis of MR images reveals grey matter structure irregularities in schizophrenia'. Computerized Medical Imaging and Graphics, vol 32, pp. 150–158. doi: 10.1016/j.compmedimag.2007.10.005

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