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Our mission is to accelerate the understanding of how the human brain works in health and disease. Using a big science approach, we generate useful public resources, drive technological and analytical advances, and discover fundamental brain properties through integration of experiments modeling and theory.
The Allen Institute for Brain Science is an independent nonprofit medical research organization. Launched in 2003 with a seed contribution from founder and philanthropist Paul G. Allen, the Allen Institute takes on large-scale initiatives designed to push brain research forward, enabling the global scientific community to more efficiently make discoveries that bring real-world utility.
Our headquarters is a high-throughput facility—home to custom-designed robotic systems, automated digital imaging technologies, premier bench laboratory space and all the high-powered computing hardware and software necessary for processing petabytes of data.
Our endeavors are made possible through the collaboration of our visionary founders and leaders, expert scientific advisors, and the Allen Institute's multidisciplinary staff, including top talent in neuroscience, molecular biology, informatics, physics and software engineering.