Accelerating discoveries and pushing the frontiers of bioscience

The Allen Institute is fiercely committed to solving some of the biggest mysteries of bioscience, researching the unknown of human biology, in the brain, the human cell and the immune system. At the same time, we are pushing the frontiers of bioscience to continue to explore the edges of scientific discovery. 

Our scientists within each division collaborate in a team science approach, tackling big science projects. And everything learned within our walls is shared publicly across the world in what we call open science

All this work is done to fulfill our founder Paul G. Allen’s vision for accelerating global progress towards improving health and lengthening life.

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15 Years of Impact at the Allen Institute

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Sorting neurons by their shape and activity to understand the elements making up the brain

June 17, 2019

Large study of mouse neurons’ 3D shape and electrophysiology reveals new rules of brain architecture and neuron diversity

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Hamid Bolouri | Transforming outcomes for patients

June 12, 2019

Hamid Bolouri, Director of Informatics and Computational Biology at the Allen Institute for Immunology, talks about how we're working to transform outcomes for patients.

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A model for how the brain stays in sync

May 28, 2019

Mathematical recreation of the mouse brain posits that strong long-range connections — which are often lost in Alzheimer’s patients — help neurons synchronize their activity

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Allen Institute for Cell Science Debuts First Comprehensive View of Human Cell Division

May 22, 2019

The data-driven model sheds new light on mitosis, a critical process for human cells and a pivotal driver of cancer

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Inside the Integrated Mitotic Stem Cell

May 22, 2019

Susanne Rafelski, Director of Assay Development, explains the importance of understanding what happens to all the major structures in our cells when they divide.

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Out of Balance | Linda's life with RA

May 16, 2019

In our new series Out of Balance, see how rheumatoid arthritis patient Linda Sloate has persevered through countless surgeries and therapies, and what she hopes scientists at the Allen Institute for Immunology can accomplish.

Our Impact on Science, and our World

Our knowledge, data and tools have been a catalyst across the world, allowing other scientists to accelerate their research and advance our understanding of human health and disease.

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See how researcher Randy Ellis uses the Allen Brain Observatory dataset as he works to find new ways to treat drug addiction.
See how Christopher Chen from Boston University's Tissue Microfabrication Laboratory used the Allen Institute's publicly available human cell lines to study the structure that gives our heart muscle the ability to contract and pump blood.


Our Revolutionary Scientific Resources

Atlases that map the brain, a “periodic table” of cell types in the brain, and an observatory allowing for a large-scale approach to understanding the brain and watching neurons fire in real time, are all available on Allen Brain Map.
We created the first predictive and integrated 3D cell explorer and a collection of human stem cells to help improve the collective understanding of human cells in health—and ultimately disease, all available on the Allen Cell Explorer.

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