Vladyslav Vyazovskiy gave a TEDx Talk on "Can humans hibernate?"


Vladyslav Vyazovskiy, a leading Kavli Oxford Professor, recently gave a groundbreaking TEDx Talk in Limassol on the possibility of human hibernation. Focusing on sleep research, hibernation is one of the main areas that the Vyazovskiy group has been working on. Drawing from his extensive research, Vlad explored the potential benefits and challenges of inducing hibernation in humans.

During the talk, which was viewed by many people around the world, Vlad highlighted the ways in which hibernation could be used to improve human health and address some of the biggest challenges facing humanity today. He noted that hibernation has been observed in a wide range of animals and that there is growing evidence to suggest that humans may be able to enter a similar state.

"If we could induce hibernation in humans, we could drastically reduce energy consumption and improve the health outcomes of those undergoing major medical procedures," said Vlad. "We could also potentially use hibernation to aid space exploration and other forms of long-distance travel."

Despite the exciting possibilities of human hibernation, Vlad also cautioned that there are significant challenges that must be overcome before it becomes a reality. These include developing new drugs and medical technologies, as well as addressing ethical and safety concerns.

Nevertheless, Vlad's TEDx Talk has sparked a global conversation about the potential of human hibernation and has opened up new avenues for exploration and innovation. As scientists and researchers around the world continue to build on his work, the possibilities for human hibernation are truly limitless.



Since April 2021, Oxford University's KAVLI Institute for Nanoscience Discovery is proudly serving as a hub for research groups from seven different departments spanning both the medical and physical sciences, including Professor Vladyslav Vyazovskiy Group from the Department of Physiology, Anatomy and Genetics.