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.
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
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.
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
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
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.
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.