Solving the mysteries of bioscience
We are an independent nonprofit bioscience research institute aimed at unlocking the mysteries of human biology through foundational science.
Foundational Science Fuels Breakthroughs
We are leaders in large-scale research that transforms our understanding of human health and disease and shapes how science is conducted worldwide.
Inspiring Next-Generation Scientists
To us, open science extends to inspiring the next generation of scientists by supporting access to science resources, research, and experiences.
The Allen Institute for Cell Science is focused on exploring and understanding human cells — the incredibly complex building blocks of our bodies.
We use advanced technologies and work collaboratively to study the cell and its components as an integrated system. We want to understand a cell’s history and predict its future by looking at its present makeup and state. A deep understanding of cellular behavior will ultimately let us better understand and predict disease.
Ru Gunawardane, Ph.D.
Executive Director, Allen Institute for Cell Science
The Allen Cell Explorer
Our data portal offers an unprecedented view into the organizational diversity of human stem cells. Explore publicly available large-scale 3D imaging data, predictive models and cell observations, detailed methods, and descriptions of gene-edited cell lines available for research.
Understanding how cells grow and develop, and being able to predict their future path, is essential for understanding human health.
In service of that aim, the Allen Institute for Cell Science generates fluorescently tagged human stem cell lines connected to important cellular processes and makes these lines available to the scientific community for research. We also generate dynamic, high-resolution 3D images of live cells and develop predictive models and analysis tools that increase our understanding of this vital building block of life.
Our teams collaborate using diverse technologies and high-impact processes to gain a more holistic understanding of the human cell.
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The Allen Institute for Brain Science is focused on understanding the complexities of the brain by mapping its cells and cell types with unprecedented precision and scale.
The Allen Institute for Immunology works to understand the delicate balancing act of the human immune system—how it works when we’re healthy, and what goes wrong in disease.