exploring frontiers of bioscience

The Paul G. Allen Frontiers Group explores the landscape of science to identify and invest in pioneers with ideas that will create new knowledge and make the world better. Through continuous dialogue with scientists and visionaries around the world, the Frontiers Group will uncover novel ideas in bioscience with the potential to transform fields.  The Frontiers Group will help to create new ways of doing science, new ways of solving problems, and foster a creative community that imagines and creates the future.

Landscape perspective

We engage with scientists and visionaries around the world to uncover and make visible emerging frontiers and new directions in science. We convene creative partners in novel ways to imagine possible futures.

Funding new ideas

We invest in investigators and centers for frontier explorations that lead to new fundamental insights and produce important solutions with big impact.

Creative synthesis

We link ideas across the landscape of quantitative fields now addressing bioscience research and seek out creative approaches that span disciplines.

News from The Paul G. Allen Frontiers Group

Press Release

Research teams from Salk Institute for Biological Studies, Stanford University, University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center selected to study healthy brain aging, better treatments for neurodegenerative diseases

November 9, 2018

The American Heart Association and Allen Institute announce $43 million commitment in research funding for innovative approaches to combat age-related dementia, including Alzheimer’s disease

Press Release

The Paul G. Allen Frontiers Group Announces 10 New Allen Distinguished Investigators

October 30, 2018

$13.5 million awarded to tackle big questions in biology, medical research

News

Breaching bacteria's tough outer membrane could be path to new antibiotics

July 18, 2018

Study finds outer layer of certain bacteria has very different physical properties than previously believed