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.
Impact at the Allen Institute
Learn more about our approach to collaborative, open science.
Read more about the Allen Institute in the news and stories highlighting accomplishments and partnerships.
Allen Institute debuts new window into brain cell communication
October 14, 2019
Coupled with new research on brain cell types and connections, these data allow the scientific community to explore questions about brain diseases and psychiatric disorders
New grants to study the aging brain and build better tools to access brain cells
October 8, 2019
NIH funding will support an atlas of aging mouse brain cell types and a toolkit to light up specific brain cell types
Data Stories | How a weight loss drug acts on the brain
October 7, 2019
Scientists at a pharmaceutical company want to know how the drug they developed for weight management affects the brain. Allen Institute resources are helping them figure it out.
A computational challenge to help developmental biology
October 1, 2019
Q&A with the scientists and organizers behind a new competition to use machine learning to reconstruct an entire animal’s developmental lineage
Allen Institute announces 2019 Next Generation Leaders
September 25, 2019
Six early-career neuroscience researchers will participate in unique advisory council
Three collaborative studies launch on ‘OpenScope,’ a shared observatory for neuroscience
September 24, 2019
2019 projects will tackle Alzheimer’s disease, motion detection, and how the brain processes contextual information
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.