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.
A new high-resolution, 3D map of the whole mouse brain
May 7, 2020
The reference atlas, years in the making, offers common ground to put neuroscience findings in context
Science Matters | Redefining the immune system
April 29, 2020
Tom Bumol, Ph.D., the Executive Director of the Allen Institute for Immunology, describes his team's efforts to better understand the human immune system in health and disease.
Gamers square off against scientists in online neuron-tracing game
April 29, 2020
Work-and-game-at-home challenge pits Allen Institute researchers — well-versed in neuroscience but new to the online game — against veteran players of ‘Mozak’
Scientists are working on a face mask that detects coronavirus
April 23, 2020
Q&A with James Collins, Ph.D., a bioengineer who is developing a diagnostic face mask that signals if the wearer is infected with COVID-19
‘For most of us, the immune system does the impossible’: Q&A with an immunology expert
April 14, 2020
Immunologist Troy Torgerson shares insights on research in the time of coronavirus, why the immune system is so fascinating, and the largest mysteries of human health and disease
Science Matters | Basic science is not basic
April 15, 2020
Allen Distinguished Investigator Clodagh O'Shea from the Salk Institute explains why basic science matters.
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.