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Frits Thorsen, Professor

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  • Frits is MIC platform leader and responsible for funding and policy issues
  • Frits received his PhD at the Department of Anatomy and Cell Biology, University of Bergen, in 1998. He also did his postdoctoral work at the same institute. In the periods 1989-1995 and 2002-2004 he was working as a medical physicist at the Department of Oncology, Haukeland University Hospital. Since 2004 he has been working as an Associate Professor and later Professor at the Department of Biomedicine. In addition, he is Scientific Project Manager in an FP6-funded research project Angiotargeting, co-ordinated by the University of Bergen.

Tina Pavlin, Chief Engineer


  • Tina is responsible for general management of the MR facility and MR applications
  • Tina received her PhD in atomic physics from California Institute of Technology in 2003. From 2003-2005 she worked at Harvard University researching and developing novel magnetic resonance (MR) applications of laser polarized gases. She worked as a post-doc between 2005-2008 at the Department of Circulation and Medical Imaging and the MR center of NTNU. During this time she gained competence in MRI of small animals aimed at various biomedical applications. At MIC she is responsible for the daily running of the small animal MRI system at Vivarium, training, supporting and advising users, running courses as well as participating in scientific projects.

Kai Gunter Brandt, Staff Engineer

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  • Kai is responsible for technical issues concerning both MR software and hardware.
  • Kai's office is located on the 4th floor of Vivarium building.