14.03.18 "Cortical region-specific sleep homeostasis in mice: effects of time of day and waking experience" by Mathilde Guillaumin, Laura McKillop, Nanyi Cui, Simon Fisher, Russell Foster, Maarten de Vos, Stuart Peirson, Peter Achermann and Vlad Vyazovskiy is accepted for publication in SLEEP


22.02.18. "Effects of ageing on cortical neural dynamics and local sleep homeostasis in mice" by L. E. McKillop, S. P. Fisher, N. Cui, S. N. Peirson, R. G. Foster, K. A. Wafford and V.V. Vyazovskiy has been accepted in The Journal of Neuroscience.

22.01.18. "Light and Cognition: Roles for Circadian Rhythms, Sleep and Arousal" by Angus Fisk, Shu Tam, Laurence  Brown, Vladyslav Vyazovskiy, David Bannerman and Stuart Peirson" has been accepted in Frontiers in Neurology, section Sleep and Chronobiology.

24.08.17. "The interplay between long- and short-range temporal correlations shapes cortex dynamics across vigilance states." by Meisel C, Klaus A, Vyazovskiy VV and Plenz D. has been accepted in the Journal of Neuroscience

05.03.17. "Sleep
homeostasis, habits and habituation" by Vyazovskiy VV, Walton ME, Peirson SN, Bannerman DM. has been accepted for publication in Current Opinion in Neurobiology.

04.02.17. "Constant Light Desynchronises Olfactory versus Object and Visuospatial Recognition Memory Performance" by Tam SK, Hasan S, Choi HMC, Brown LA, Jagannath A, Hughes S, Hankins MW, Foster RG, Vyazovskiy VV, Bannerman DM and Peirson SN. has been accepted in The Journal of Neuroscience.

25.01.17. "Differences in electroencephalographic non-rapid-eye movement sleep slow-wave characteristics in aged mice between young and old mice." by Panagiotou M, Vyazovskiy VV, Meijer JH and Deboer T. has been accepted in  Scientific Reports.

10.01.17. "Different effects of sleep deprivation and torpor on EEG slow wave characteristics in Djungarian hamsters" by Vladyslav Vyazovskiy, Svitlana Palchykova, Peter Achermann, Irene Tobler and Tom Deboer is accepted for publication in Cerebral Cortex

10.01.17. European Sleep Research Society Sleep Science School "Neural Networks in Sleep": applications invited.

02.12.16. "Learning by association in plants" by Monica Gagliano, Vladyslav V. Vyazovskiy, Alexander A. Borbély, Mavra Grimonprez & Martial Depczynski is published in Scientific Reports

29.11.16. The Conversation: Why running could keep you awake at night

08.12.16. Sleep: so familiar, so elusive. Cortex Club Seminar, Oxford

17.10.16. "Stereotypic wheel running decreases cortical activity in mice" is published in Nature Communications

11.10.16-. Oxford Online Programme in Sleep Medicine hosted by the Sleep and Circadian Neuroscience Institute (SCNi), University of Oxford is launched

07.10.16. VV: "Local cortical slow waves and sleep homeostasis": presentation at Slow Waves Dynamics Workshop, EITN, Paris

13-16.09.16. VV: "Spatio-temporal dynamics of brain activity during sleep", 23rd Congress of the European Sleep Research Society, Bologna, Italy

12.09.16. "Sleep and serotonin modulate paracapsular nitric oxide synthase expressing neurons of the amygdala" by Marco Bocchio, Simon P Fisher, Gunes Unal, Tommas J Ellender, Vladyslav V Vyazovskiy and Marco Capogna has been accepted for publication in eNeuro

07.09.16. "Stereotypic wheel running decreases cortical activity in mice" by Fisher SP, Cui N, McKillop LM, Gemignani J, Bannerman DM, Oliver PL, Peirson SN, Vyazovskiy VV is accepted for publication in Nature Communications

01.09.16.  Cristina Blanco Duque and Alberto Lazari start DPhil projects in collaboration with Heidi Johansen-Berg and David Bannerman

01.09.16. Christopher Thomas joins the group as DPhil Student in the BBSRC Interdisciplinary Biosciences Doctoral Training Centre
01.07.16. VV: Waking behaviour, cortical states and sleep homeostasis, Satellite Symposium of the European Sleep Research Society, FENS Forum 2016, Copenhagen, Denmark

28.06.16. Laura McKillop is awarded a travel grant from the European Sleep Research Society to attend the 23rd ESRS congress in Bologna, Italy

24.06.16. 11 MINUTES OF SLEEP IN PISA: Hot topics in Sleep Physiology and Health Care 

12-14.05.16. 1st International Conference on Sleep Spindling, Budapest Hungary

22.04.16. "Melanopsin regulates both sleep-promoting and arousal-promoting responses to light" by Pilorz V, Tam SK, Hughes S, Pothecary CA, Jagannath A, Hankins MW, Bannerman DM, Lightman SL, Vyazovskiy VV, Nolan PM, Foster RG, Peirson SN.is accepted for publication in PLoS Biology

13.02.16. VV: What’s going on inside the sleeping brain, The 13th Oxford Brain day: The Sleeping Brain

02.16Unravelling the complexity of sleep”, Phenotype magazine

15.03.16.Could humans hibernate?” The Conversation

22.12.15. "Responses in Rat Core Auditory Cortex are Preserved during Sleep Spindle Oscillations" by Sela Y, Vyazovskiy VV, Cirelli C, Tononi G, Nir Y. has been accepted for publication in SLEEP.

20.11.15. "Neuroscience. Mapping the birth of the sleep connectome", Comment on "Cells of a common developmental origin regulate REM/non-REM sleep and wakefulness in mice." published in Science

27.10.15. Editorial "Banking sleep and biological sleep need: Commentary on Arnal et al. Benefits of Sleep Extension on Sustained Attention and Sleep Pressure Before and During Total  Sleep Deprivation and Recovery" has been accepted for publication in SLEEP.

15-17.10.15. "Local sleep and brain plasticity", Berner Schlaf-Wach-Tage, Bern, Switzerland

17-18.09.15. VV: "The dynamics of sleep process in time and space", Doctoral Program Brain and Mind, Helsinki, Finland

12.09.15. VV: "Sleep Homeostasis: local and global aspects", Keynote lecture at the Korean Sleep Society conference, Seoul, South Korea

2-6.08.15. VV: "The temporal dynamics of waking and sleep: from single neurons to behaviour", European Biological Rhythms Society (EBRS)/World Congress of Chronobiology (WCC), joint EBRS/ESRS symposium, Manchester, UK

01.06.15 A three-year Postdoctoral Research Scientist in Sleep Neurobiology position is available. Applications are accepted until 01.07.2015 

22.04.15 VVlab established a collaboration with Advanced Concepts Team of the European Space Agency through Ariadna initiative 

07.04.15 A new visiting researcher Dr Tomoko Yamagata joins our group.

03.04.15 "Long-term history and immediate preceding state affect EEG slow wave characteristics at NREM sleep onset in C57BL/6 mice" by Cui N, Mckillop LE, Fisher SP, Oliver PL, Vyazovskiy VV. has been published in Arch Ital Biol.

30.03.15. VV has been awarded a title of Associate Professor

25.03.15. Simon Fisher has been selected a recipient of a Sleep Research Society Abstract Merit Based Award

06.03.15. Dreams of mice by VV and boredomresearch


24.02.15. "Lempel-Ziv complexity of cortical activity during sleep and waking in rats" by D. Abásolo, S. Simons, R. Morgado da Silva, G. Tononi and V.V.Vyazovskiy has been accepted for publication in The Journal of Neurophysiology

01.11.14. Our application (VV and Reto Huber) to the Oxford-McGill-ZNZ Partnership in the Neurosciences grant has been successful

01.11.14. Local Sleep Taking Care of High-Maintenance Cortical Circuits under Sleep Restriction: Editorial by Simon Fisher and Vladyslav Vyazovskiy in the last issue of SLEEP

05.11.14.  Symposium "11 MINUTES OF SLEEP: an open window on brain plasticity, cortical functions and consciousness", Pisa, Italy, 5th November, 2014

01.08.14  "The Dynamics of Cortical Neuronal Activity in the First Minutes after Spontaneous Awakening in Rats and Mice" by
VV, N. Cui, AV Rodriguez, C Funk, C Cirelli and G Tononi in the August 2014 issue of SLEEP

21.07.14  Dr Simon Fisher joins our team as a Postdoctoral Researcher

16.07.14  VV is selected as a Travel Awardee for the 2014 American College of Neuropsychopharmacology Annual Meeting in Phoenix, Arizona, 7-11.12.2014

14.07.14  The proposal entitled, “Local and Global Sleep regulation, Cellular Functions of Sleep and Neuropsychiatric Disorders” has been accepted as a Panel at the 53rd American College of Neuropsychopharmacology Annual Meeting in Phoenix, Arizona, 7-11.12.2014. (Chair: R. Benca, Presenters: V.V. Vyazovskiy, T. Kilduff, A. Krystal, R. Benca)

02.07.14  Our symposium proposal entitled “Sleep, Brain State and Sensory Processing” has been accepted for inclusion in the British Neuroscience Association 2015: Festival of Neuroscience (Edinburgh, UK, 12-15.04.2015). Speakers include V.V. Vyazovskiy, M. Sanchez-Vives, K. Harris, M. Carandini, A. Thiele

26.06.14  VV: Homeostatic regulation of sleep and its regional aspects. Nuffield Department of Clinical Neurosciences Monthly Seminars. listen podcast

25.06.14  Our abstract "EEG slow-wave characteristics in sleep after daily torpor in Djungarian hamsters" by VV Vyazovskiy, I Tobler and T Deboer has been accepted for Oral presentation at the 22nd Congress of the European Sleep Research Society (Tallinn, Estonia, 16-20.09.2014)

16.06.14  VV and Foster RG: Sleep: A Biological Stimulus from Our Nearest Celestial Neighbor? Curr Biol 2014 Download this file (Vyazovskiy Russell _Current Biology2014.pdf)

08.05.14  VV: ‘The temporal dynamics of sleep: cortical mechanisms and functional significance’ (Room B15, UCL Anatomy, Gower Street, 5.00 pm)

17.03.14  VV: "Spatio-temporal complexity of brain activity during sleep: functional significance and implications for sleep regulation", The European Winter Conference on Brain Research | The European Brain and Behaviour Society, Brides-les-Bains, France

26.03.14  VV: "Global Sleep and the Single Neuron: Spatio-Temporal Complexity and the Function of Sleep", The 5th Oxford Neuroscience Symposium, Oxford, UK

04.07.14 9th Federation European Neurosciences Societies (FENS) Forum of Neuroscience, Sattelite Symposium of the European Sleep Research Society "Understanding Sleep: Novel Perspectives in Neurosciences", Milan, Italy.


01.12.13 VV and the team move to the University of Oxford, where we join the newly established Sleep and Circadian Neuroscience Institute

22.11.13 VV: "Sleep homeostasis and the function of sleep", keynote lecture, XIV Brazilian Sleep Association Meeting, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.


12.11.13 "NREM and REM sleep: complementary roles in recovery after wakefulness" by Vladyslav Vyazovskiy and Alessio Delogu has been accepted for publication in The Neuroscientist.

07.07.13 VV: "Homeostatic sleep regulation and the function of sleep", at Special Session "Sleep and Higher Order Brain Functions", The 35th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, in conjunction with 52nd Annual Conference of Japanese Society for Medical and Biological Engineering, Osaka, Japan.

14.06.13 VV and Kenneth Harris on Neuropod Podcast: Restful Repair

11.06.13 VV's presentation at the last SLEEP meeting, Baltimore, USA, June 2nd-5th 2013: Mechanisms and functions of local sleep: Implications for sleep homeostasis


20.05.13 "Sleeping in sync" by Jennie Vallis on the cover of the June issue of Nature Reviews Neuroscience.

02.05.13 "Sleep and the single neuron: the role of global slow oscillations in individual cell rest" by Vladyslav V. Vyazovskiy and Kenneth D. Harris has been accepted for publication in Nature Reviews Neuroscience, and will appear in the June issue. It is now available online.

11.04.13 Professor Bryan Vila from Washington State University (USA) gives a lecture "Tired Cops Research: Results from High-Fidelity Simulations of Hazardous Operational Tasks". Sleep, Chronobiology and Addiction Research Group seminar, University of Surrey, Wednesday, 17.04.13, 15:00, room 06DK02.

02.04.13 VV: "Mechanisms and functions of sleep homeostasis", Conference "EEG Rhythms of Health and Disease States", May 16-18, 2013, Cardiff, UK

15.03.13 Symposium “Local Sleep: Its Origin and Function” proposed by Reto Huber and Yuval Nir has been accepted for presentation at SLEEP 2013 27th Annual Meeting of the Associated Professional Sleep Societies, LLC, held June 1-5, 2013, in Baltimore, Maryland. The session will take place on Tuesday, June 4, 2013, from 10:20am – 12:20pm. Speakers: VV, Reto Huber, Yuval Nir and Hans van Dongen.

16.02.13 VV has been awarded a Research Grant from The Royal Society.

07.02.13 4‐year BBSRC Industrial CASE studentship is now advertised.

05.02.13 Professor Mehdi Tafti from the University of Lausanne: "Sleep in a dish". Sleep, Chronobiology and Addiction Group Seminar, University of Surrey, 05.02.13, 4:00 pm, room 06 DK 02.

30.01.13 Nanyi Cui presents a poster "Novel Experimental System Linking Brain Activity to Behaviour" at the 3rd Postgraduate Research Conference, University of Surrey.

12.01.13 VV: "Local and global dynamics of neuronal activity in the neocortex: implications for the function of sleep.", Department of Computing, University of Surrey, 06.02.13, 2:15 pm, room 39 BB 02.

14.12.12 VV has been invited as a speaker at XIV Brazilian Sleep Association Bi-annual Meeting, that takes place in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, November 21st - 24th, 2013

13.12.12 Vladyslav Vyazovskiy, "In quest for the function of sleep: from single cells to system level", Workshop "Genes and Behaviour", University of Surrey - Guildford.

10.12.12 Dr. Alessio Delogu from MRC Centre for Developmental Neurobiology at King's College London will be presenting a talk titled: "Regulation of diurnal rhythms: new light from developmental studies" on December 10th at 1:00 pm in 13 AY 02.

06.12.12 Vyazovskiy V.V and Tobler I. "The temporal structure of behaviour and sleep homeostasis" appeared today in PLoS One.

29.11.12 VV application to the 4‐year BBSRC Industrial CASE studentship Competition (together Eli Lilly) has been successful! The PhD position will be advertised soon.

29.11.12 VV is invited to give a lecture at the 35th Annual Conference of IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society in Osaka, Japan, July 3-7, 2013.

25.10.12 Paper accepted for publication in PLOS ONE: "The temporal structure of behaviour and sleep homeostasis" by Vladyslav V. Vyazovskiy and Irene Tobler.

22.10.12 Julia Harris, University College London, David Attwell Lab, gives a lecture at the University of Surrey on "Brain energetics: energy use and information processing in the white and grey matter": 07.11.2012, 11am, 06 DK 02

16.10.12 Prof. Debra Skene: How does your body know what time it is? Café Scientifique, London, 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm, Monday 22.10.2012

15.10.12 SFN meeting 2012: "Pharmacogenetic and optogenetic induction of local tonic cortical activity in anesthetized mice" by C.M. Funk, Y. Nir, V.V. Vyazovskiy, M. Mieda, T. Sakurai, O. Yizhar, C. Cirelli and G. Tononi

10.10.12 VV has been invited to give a "Year in Review" Lecture at the British
Sleep Society 25th Anniversary Scientific Meeting, Edinburgh, October 18-19, 2013

10.10.12 Colloquium: Current Topics in Sleep and Chronobiology Research, University of Zurich, Switzerland, 02.11.2012: "Sleep homeostasis, neuronal synchrony and single-cell rest" by Vladyslav Vyazovskiy

04.10.12 Paper accepted for publication in Journal of Sleep Research: "Prolonged wakefulness alters neuronal responsiveness to local electrical stimulation of the neocortex in awake rats" by Vladyslav V. Vyazovskiy, Umberto Olcese, Chiara Cirelli and Giulio Tononi

01.10.12 new member of VVlab, PhD student Nanyi Cui.

10.09.12 VV's presentation at the last ESRS meeting (Paris, September 4-8th, 2012): Local sleep: insights from multiunit recordings during sleep and waking