Allen Frontiers Symposium 2017

Allen Frontiers Symposium

The Paul G. Allen Frontiers Group presented the Allen Frontiers Symposium, held at the Mission Bay Conference Center in San Francisco. This two-day event featured pioneer researchers – our Allen Discovery Center lead scientists and Allen Distinguished Investigators – presenting their latest advances.

2017 Allen Frontiers Symposium

The symposium highlighted pioneering research topics spanning epigenetics, aging, cell lineage, microbial evolution, human brain evolution and more, and included a keynote address by Dr. Bart De Strooper, Director of the UK Dementia Research Institute and Professor at UCLondon and VIB/KULeuven.

As we continue to explore the whole landscape of science, it is vital to understand where significant mysteries of science are still unsolved. The Paul G. Allen Frontiers Group invests in investigators and centers for frontier explorations that lead to new fundamental insights and produce important solutions with big impact.

10/25/2017 to 10/26/2017

Mission Bay Conference Center
1675 Owens St.
San Francisco, CA 94158

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Allen Frontiers Symposium participants included:

Allen Discovery Center leaders

Michael Levin, Allen Discovery Center at Tufts University
Markus Covert, Allen Discovery Center at Stanford University
Jay Shendure and Michael Elowitz, Allen Discovery Center at UW Medicine
Christopher Walsh, Allen Discovery Center at Boston Children's Hospital and Harvard Medical School

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Allen Distinguished Investigators

Neuronal Maturation in vitro
Jeffrey Macklis
Feng Zhang
William Lowry
Kathrin Plath
Daniel Geschwind
Steve Horvath
Erik Ullian
David Rowitch
Thomas Reh
Fred Rieke

Alzheimer’s Disease: Exploration of its Biological Roots
Jeffrey Iliff
William Rooney
Ragnhildur Thora Karadottir
Michael Keiser
Martin Kampmann
David Kokel
Fred Gage
Aimee Kao

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Cardiovascular Extracellular Matrix
Jeffrey Holmes
Suneel Apte

Fei Chen
Jason Buenrostro
Jan Ellenberg
Ralf Jungmann
Charles Gersbach
Steve Horvath

Diverse Approaches to Expand Biological Frontiers
Bassem Hassan
James J. Collins
Ethan Bier         
Jennifer Doudna
Rachel Whitaker
Neil Kelleher