Research Fellow


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Anca-Larisa Sandu is a graduate in Medical Bioengineering (1995-2001) from “Gr. T. Popa” University of Medicine and Pharmacy, Iasi, Romania. She received a MSc in “Nonlinearity and Self-organization in Complex Systems” from ”Al.I.Cuza” University, Faculty of Physics in the same city (2001-2003). She completed her 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 (2004-2009). 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 Aberdeen Imaging Group.


Research Overview

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


Teaching Responsibilities

Dr Sandu-Giuraniuc teaches in Medical Physics and Medical Imaging MSc programmes, she is:

- the lead of Statistics module as part of BP5003 and BP5512

- the tutor presenting the Maths for Imaging tutorial as part of BP5011 and BP5511

- presenting a lecture Brain Metrics extracted through advanced image processing as part of BP5505 and BP5905



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  • Cortical complexity predicts IQ

    Sandu-Giuraniuc, A., Habota, T., Waiter, G. D., McNeil, C. J., Hannaford, E., Clark, H., McIntosh, A. M., Murray, A. D.

    SINAPSE Annual Scientific Meeting

    Contributions to Conferences: Abstracts

  • Increased diastolic blood pressure is associated with MRI biomarkers of dementia-related brain pathology in normative ageing

    McNeil, C. J., Myint, P. K., Sandu-Giuraniuc, A., Potter, J. F., Staff, R., Whalley, L. J., Murray, A. D.

    Age and Ageing, vol. 47, no. 1, pp. 95-100

    Contributions to Journals: Articles

  • Amygdala and regional volumes in treatment-resistant versus nontreatment-resistant depression patients

    Sandu, A., Artiges, E., Galinowski, A., Gallarda, T., Bellivier, F., Lemaitre, H., Granger, B., Ringuenet, D., Tzavara, E. T., Martinot, J., Paillère Martinot, M.

    Depression and Anxiety, vol. 34, pp. 1065-1071

    Contributions to Journals: Articles

  • Early Brain Development and Cognitive Ageing: A Global Challenge

    Chapko, D., Sandu-Giuraniuc, A., McNeil, C. J., Murray, A. D.

    Neuro Central

    Contributions to Journals: Comments and Debates

  • Dopamine Transporter and Reward Anticipation in Psychiatric Patients: A Positron Emission Tomography and Functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging Study

    Dubol, M., Trichard, C., Sandu-Giuraniuc, A., Leroy, C., Rahim, M., Martinot, J., Artiges, E.

    Society of Biological Psychiatry (SOBP), Annual Scientific Convention and Meeting, pp. S117-S118

    Contributions to Conferences: Abstracts

  • Sexual dimorphism in changes of cortical complexity associated with cognitive decline in late life

    Sandu-Giuraniuc, A., Staff, R., McNeil, C. J., Stringer, M. S., Ahearn, T., Whalley, L., Murray, A. D.

    Alzheimer's Research UK

    Contributions to Conferences: Abstracts

  • A comparison of measurement methods of hippocampal atrophy rate for predicting Alzheimer's dementia in the Aberdeen Birth Cohort of 1936

    Rana, A. K., Sandu, A., Robertson, K. L., McNeil, C. J., Whalley, L. J., Staff, R. T., Murray, A. D.

    Alzheimer's & Dementia: Diagnosis, Assessment & Disease Monitoring, vol. 6, pp. 31-39

    Contributions to Journals: Articles

  • A longitudinal study of cognitive and hippocampal ageing in late life

    Sandu-Giuraniuc, A., Rana, A., Robertson, K. L., Ahearn, T., McNeil, C. J., Staff, R., Murray, A. D.

    British Neuroscience Association, 2015 Festival of Neuroscience

    Contributions to Conferences: Abstracts

  • Mapping the cortical complexity and cognitive decline in late life

    Sandu-Giuraniuc, A., McNeil, C. J., Stringer, M., Ahearn, T., Whalley, L., Staff, R., Murray, A. D.

    Alzheimer's research UK 2015

    Contributions to Conferences: Abstracts

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