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.
15 Years of Impact at the Allen Institute
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Read more about the Allen Institute in the news and stories highlighting accomplishments and partnerships.
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.
Out of Balance | Alyssa’s life with Crohn’s disease
May 14, 2019
Medical student Alyssa Clements bounced from doctor to doctor for her mysterious pain before she was finally diagnosed. One doctor even told her she’d never be a physician.
How do living creatures take shape?
May 7, 2019
Exploring Frontiers symposium delves into the research of dynamic morphogenesis, or ‘nature’s blueprint’
Q&A: A former experimental psychologist with a passion for data governance
May 3, 2019
Director of Software Development Paul Meijer shares why he’s so excited about the future of the new Allen Institute for Immunology
Can tadpoles help us understand human heart attacks?
April 25, 2019
Some species are very good at heart repair. A new study highlights what researchers could learn about our own hearts — and heart disease — from tiny amphibians.
5 unsolved mysteries about the brain
March 14, 2019
Can we understand our own brains? We have a long way to go, neuroscientists say.
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.