In memory of our Founder, Paul G. Allen

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Paul G. Allen, 1953-2018

“Paul’s vision and insight have been an inspiration to me and to many others both here at the Institute that bears his name, and in the myriad of other areas that made up the fantastic universe of his interests. He will be sorely missed. We honor his legacy today, and every day into the long future of the Allen Institute, by carrying out our mission of tackling the hard problems in bioscience and making a significant difference in our respective fields.”

Allan Jones
President and CEO, Allen Institute

In Tribute: Founder Highlights


Allen Institute’s new headquarters celebration

December 9, 2015

Allen Institute founder Paul G. Allen shares his views on the beginning of the Allen Institute in 2015, celebrating the opening of the Institute’s new dedicated facility in Seattle’s South Lake Union neighborhood.


The Paul G. Allen Frontiers Group launches

March 22, 2016

Mr. Allen announces the launch of The Paul G. Allen Frontiers Group, a new division of the Allen Institute dedicated to exploring and funding new landscapes in bioscience.


Fireside chat with Paul G. Allen and Gary Marcus

October 3, 2013

To celebrate the Allen Institute’s 10th anniversary in 2013, Mr. Allen sat down with NYU cognitive scientist Gary Marcus to discuss his vision for accelerating neuroscience.


Announcing new initiatives for the Allen Institute for Brain Science

March 22, 2012

Mr. Allen speaking at a 2012 press conference announcing his commitment of $300M to expand the Allen Institute for Brain Science and launch new initiatives dedicated to understanding how the brain works.


Reflections on the beginnings of the Allen Institute

October 1, 2018

As the research organization celebrates its 15th anniversary, ‘long-timers’ share stories from the early days


See 15 Years of #AllenImpact with this interactive timeline

October 15, 2018

Founded by investor and philanthropist Paul G. Allen in 2003, the Allen Institute saw its beginnings with a small group of scientists and engineers working to tackle a singular hard problem in neuroscience. See our milestones over the past 15 years.