About the Centre
The Glasgow Experimental MRI Centre (GEMRIC) was officially opened by the Principal, Sir Muir Russell on 21st September 2004. The facility started with a SHEFC-funded 7 Tesla small bore animal scanner, set up for neuroscience-based research. Under the terms of the SHEFC RDG award, this MRI scanner also serves as a national resource for biomedical imaging research in Scotland. Many pilot studies undertaken in the first 5 years led to fully-funded grants, with the scanner approaching full capacity. With CAPEX support from the University of Glasgow, a second 7 Tesla scanner was subsequently purchased and set up in 2009.