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
SciShots: Exploring cellular variability
June 10, 2022
Scientists are studying the wide range of “normal” within human cells
SciShots: The labyrinthian protein factory of the cell
May 6, 2022
Graphics software for microscope imagery lights up the endoplasmic reticulum
SciShots: Gentle imaging for delicate cells
April 15, 2022
Examining fine details for longer time periods