Preclinical MRI Center

(INSPIRE Platform)

The Preclinical MRI Centre is part of the INSPIRE Platform (Senate Decision no., subordinated to the UBB Rectorate, under the scientific-administrative coordination of the Institute for Interdisciplinary Research in Bio-Nanosciences (Senate Decision no. 6/15.01.2024, UBB Rector Decision no. 910/22.01.2024).


Prof. Dr. Radu Fechete


  1. Prof. Dr. Simion Simon
  2. Conf. Dr. Ioan Burda
  3. Conf. Dr. Flaviu Turcu
  4. Conf. Dr Beatrice Kelemen
  5. Lect. Dr. Augustin Moț
  6. Lect. Dr. Vlad Toma
  7. Lect. Dr. Camelia Dobre
  8. Lect. Dr. Anca Stoica
  9. CS II Dr. Alexandru Fărcășanu
  10. CS III Dr. Liviu Chiriac
  11. CS III Dr. Bogdan Frențiu
  12. CS III Dr. Dina Petrișor
  13. CS III Dr. Marieta Pop-Mureșan
  14. CS III Dr. Ana-Maria Ichim
  15. Drd. Stoean Bianca Alexandra


  • Preclinical MRI Imaging Laboratory, coordinated by CS III Dr Alexandru Fărcășanu.
  • Preclinical Imaging Laboratory EPR, coordinated by CS III Dr. Dina Petrișor
  • Electromagnetic Field and Life Laboratory, coordinated by Prof. Dr. Simion Simon
  • Preclinical MRI InVivo Validation Laboratory, coordinated by CS III Dr. Liviu Chiriac
  • Brain-Computer Interface and RM Instrumentation Laboratory, coordinated by Prof. Dr. Ioan Burda
  • Laboratory of Anatomy, Physiology and Conectomics of the Central Nervous System, coordinated by Conf. Dr. Beatrice Kelemen
  • Biobasis Laboratory for Preclinical Research, coordinated by CS III Dr. Ana -Maria Ichim

The research theme of the Preclinical MRI Centre is in line with the General and Specific Objectives of the INSPIRE Project and will be validated by the Scientific Council of ICI-BNS, upon proposal of the General Assembly of the Members of the Centre.


The equipment available to the Preclinical MRI Centre for the planned experimental research are that acquired through Inspire Project Project : 

  • Bruker-type 11.7 T preclinical MRI scanner
  • Preclinical EPR scanner, 
  • Previously existing equipment in the laboratories involved.

Access to these facilities for potentially interested researchers from outside the Centre is on the basis of projects presented and endorsed at the Centre’s scientific seminars, with the establishment of scientific and financial obligations, depending on the time of use and consumables used, projects subsequently approved by the ICIBNS Scientific Council.


stefan.farcasanu@gmail.com (MRI)


dina.petrisor@ubbcluj.ro (EPR)