The cell is the building block of all living organisms and is incredibly complex. We’re taking a novel, holistic approach to understand the human cell and help accelerate cell biology and biomedical research.
Our bodies are composed of trillions of specialized cells. It’s the building block that makes us—and unmakes us—in health and disease. The Allen Institute for Cell Science uses diverse technologies and approaches at a large scale to study the cell and its components as an integrated system. Our live imaging data of the major cell structures, tagged by genome-editing human stem cells, is used to develop predictive models of cell states and behavior. One of our founding credos is open science, therefore, all our data and methods at the Allen Cell Explorer are publicly available to scientists worldwide.
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Biophysical Society 2020
February 15, 2020
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How Hollywood’s latest animation technique is shedding new light on cell biology
October 28, 2019
A method developed to make more realistic computer graphics now forms the backbone of new 3D cell visualization tool
Machine learning toolkit lets biologists navigate their way through a 3D cell
July 23, 2019
Allen Cell Structure Segmenter combines classical methods with artificial intelligence to automatically find the edges of cellular structures