exploring frontiers of bioscience

The Paul G. Allen Frontiers Group explores the landscape of science to identify and invest in pioneers with ideas that will create new knowledge and make the world better. Through continuous dialogue with scientists and visionaries around the world, the Frontiers Group will uncover novel ideas in bioscience with the potential to transform fields.  The Frontiers Group will help to create new ways of doing science, new ways of solving problems, and foster a creative community that imagines and creates the future.

Landscape perspective

We engage with scientists and visionaries around the world to uncover and make visible emerging frontiers and new directions in science. We convene creative partners in novel ways to imagine possible futures.

Funding new ideas

We invest in investigators and centers for frontier explorations that lead to new fundamental insights and produce important solutions with big impact.

Creative synthesis

We link ideas across the landscape of quantitative fields now addressing bioscience research and seek out creative approaches that span disciplines.

News from The Paul G. Allen Frontiers Group


Gene drives get a precision upgrade

April 16, 2019

Method to fine tune DNA could be used to engineer malaria-resistant mosquitoes, reduce pesticide use, boost growth of certain crops


Exploring Frontiers: Nature's Blueprint

May 2, 2019

Join us for a symposium to address the question, "How do physics and genetics lead to living creatures' growth and form?", co-chaired by Michael Levin, Ph.D., leader of the Allen Discovery Center at Tufts University.


How immune cells detect different threat levels from salmonella

March 20, 2019

Detailed findings of how immune cells detect subtle changes in infection could point to targets for better antibiotics