We are human. We are the next frontier.
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.
Read more about the Allen Institute in the news and stories highlighting accomplishments and partnerships.
Allen Institute adds former Washington governor, executives from JPMorgan Chase and Deloitte to Board of Directors
February 19, 2020
Margaret Anderson, Phyllis J. Campbell and Gary Locke bring expertise in translational science, finance, and government relations and policy to the nonprofit research organization’s governing board
In the News
Epilepsy treatment side effect: New insights about the brain
February 11, 2020
Live brain tissue donations by neurosurgery patients like Genette Hofmann are helping our scientists learn more about the brain.
From brains to big data: How neuroscientists scale up research
February 12, 2020
A neuron’s months-long journey through the many sterile-gloved hands that make up a science pipeline
Hodgkin lymphoma recruits and trains immune cells to help it thrive
January 14, 2020
Study also highlights possible new targets for treatment, how to better tailor cancer therapies for individual patients
5 unsolved mysteries about the brain
March 14, 2019
Can we understand our own brains? We have a long way to go, neuroscientists say.
5 things we (still) don't know about cells
September 24, 2018
Think your high school biology textbook has all the answers about cells? We’ve only begun to scratch the surface, researchers 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.
Learn more about our approach to collaborative, open science.