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.
Cell Science News
Allen Cell Methods: Cryopreservation of clonal human iPS cell lines in 96-well plates
September 23, 2019
To ensure researchers have success working with our human iPS cell lines in their lab, our Amanda Haupt demonstrates how to cryopreserve these cellls in 96-well plates.
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
Cell Shorts | Bringing cell science resources to the classroom
July 12, 2019
Biology textbook pictures of cells can be misinterpreted or misleading. These three biology teachers are using real pictures and data of human cells to help their students learn.