We are the UK Cryonics and Cryopreservation Research Network

The UK Cryonics and Cryopreservation Research Network is a group of UK researchers who, together with international advisors, aim to advance research in cryopreservation and its applications.

Although we are a small group, we hope to promote academic and industrial activity on cryopreservation, and discuss its potential applications, including the idea of cryopreserving whole humans, commonly known as cryonics. We acknowledge that cryonics is a controversial topic, but like any unprovable approach we think its scientific discussion is necessary to permit its understanding by the public and by the wider scientific community, and it allows us to address many of the misunderstandings surrounding cryonics. We also think that cryopreservation, cryogenics and cryonics are fields with a huge potential impact on human medicine whose societal implications should be considered and debated.

We hope to attract and excite students and other researchers about cryobiology, contribute to knowledge exchange and help attract interest and funding to the field.

TEDx talk on cryonics

How can you help?

Contribute to the discussion

If you are interested in or working on cryonics or cryopreservation we welcome you to join in the discussion. Follow us on Twitter and Facebook, and join our mailing list. More details can be found on our help us page, or you can contact us for more information.

Help with time

Volunteering will allow us to put on conferences and workshops to help promote discussion and interaction between each of the groups working within the subject. For more details please see the help us page.

Donate to research

Contributing money to researchers or groups will boost the research being done. Donating to our network will allow us to put on workshops and conferences to foster discussion and to help inform the scientific community of progress in cryobiology.