We are celebrating 20 years of science impact
Solving the mysteries of bioscience
Foundational Science Fuels Breakthroughs
Inspiring Next-Generation Scientists
The Allen Institute is an independent nonprofit bioscience research institute aimed at unlocking the mysteries of human biology through foundational science that fuels the discovery of new treatments and cures.
Open and foundational science lie at the core of our efforts to improve human health.
We have teams of scientists working together to solve the biggest mysteries in bioscience. We conduct expansive research that examines the cellular makeup of the brain, how a healthy immune system fights disease, how our cells are organized, and more. Our scientists collaborate across teams to research fundamental questions about how life and disease work, continuing to push the frontiers of bioscience forward.
The scientific possibilities within our research and discoveries are limitless. We share our data, insights, and tools openly with the world to accelerate progress and catalyze breakthroughs.
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Learn about what we do
Our focus areas are the brain, cells, and immune system, and understanding how these systems work in health and disease
We are guided by three core principles that underpin everything we do.
For nearly two decades, our tools and resources have served as the foundation for transformative research and discovery. Labs around the world use our open resources to power breakthroughs on Alzheimer’s disease, heart disease, cancer, addiction, and more.
By the numbers:
petabytes of open access data, or about
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Jaume Plensa's Mirall sculpture outside the Allen Institute building in Seattle
We are fulfilling the lifelong quest of our founder, the late Paul G. Allen, to push the limit of human exploration by unlocking the knowledge inside each of us.
Learn more about our history
Our Commitment to Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging
We are committed to an inclusive culture that encourages, nurtures, and celebrates the diverse voices of our employees, collaborators, partners, and communities. By bringing together teams with various relevant experiences and backgrounds and sharing our findings publicly with the scientific community, our work leads to groundbreaking discoveries that will benefit everyone.
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Our teams are curious, innovative, diverse, and passionate about science. We believe in diversifying STEM fields and creating an inclusive work environment for all.
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Meet our advisors and fellows below
Next Generation Leaders
The purpose of the Next Generation Leaders Council at the Allen Institute is to formally recognize the importance of fresh and innovative contributions from scientists at early stages of their careers.
The Shanahan Foundation Fellowship at the Interface of Data and Neuroscience was created to provide freedom and flexibility to promising young scientists from diverse fields, as they work alongside neuroscientists at the Allen Institute and University of Washington.