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: October 2017

October 12, 2017

Highlights include two new Allen Discovery Centers, selective NIH grant awards, a preview of the Allen Frontiers Symposium, news and a video from the Allen Discovery Center at Tufts University, awardees announced with the American Heart Association, and published work from an Allen Distinguished Investigator.


Allen Discovery Center at Tufts University | Reading and writing the morphogenetic code

October 11, 2017

Go inside the Allen Discovery Center at Tufts University to see how Center Director Michael Levin and his colleagues are working to read and write the morphogenetic code.


Transformational Frontiers Group scientists recognized by most selective NIH grants

October 6, 2017

The National Institutes of Health has announced their 2017 cohort of awardees in the High-Risk, High-Reward Research program, including a significant number of Allen Distinguished Investigators and Allen Discovery Center leaders.