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.

Event

Exploring Frontiers: What Makes Us Human?

January 17, 2018

This symposium will highlight experts using diverse approaches to explore a spectrum of individual variation of the human mind.

News

Frontiers Group 2017 Year in Review

December 12, 2017

Highlights from the Frontiers Group in 2017.

Video

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.