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
A new discovery about ALS
February 13, 2020
Stem cell researcher Evangelos Kiskinis and his colleagues discovered a strange — literal — wrinkle in neurons from ALS patients. Allen Institute for Cell Science resources are helping them study these features in more detail.
Biophysical Society 2020
February 15, 2020
Visit the Allen Institute for Cell Science at the 2019 Biophysical Society Annual Meeting.
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