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

Breaching bacteria's tough outer membrane could be path to new antibiotics

July 18, 2018

Study finds outer layer of certain bacteria has very different physical properties than previously believed

News

News from The Paul G. Allen Frontiers Group: June 2018

June 19, 2018

Highlights include an initiative to fund studies of age-related cognitive impairment and new recognition and research by our Allen Distinguished Investigators.

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New technique captures view of 10,000 genes' activity in the moment

June 7, 2018

The method, dubbed seqFISH, could be used to track how cells change during development or in disease.