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.
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.
We link ideas across the landscape of quantitative fields now addressing bioscience research and seek out creative approaches that span disciplines.
Allen Distinguished Investigators
Jennifer Doudna | Pioneer
October 19, 2016
Allen Distinguished Investigator Jennifer Doudna is pioneering the exploration of RNA targeting to manipulate the genome by examining the diverse ways that living microbial hosts guard against viral infection.
Introducing The Paul G. Allen Frontiers Group
March 23, 2016
Philanthropist and entrepreneur Paul G. Allen announced an initial commitment of $100 million to create The Paul G. Allen Frontiers Group, whose purpose will be to explore the landscape of bioscience and fund ideas at the frontier of knowledge to advance science and make the world better.
Far from the Crowd
October 3, 2016
October’s new Nobel Prize in Medicine or Physiology was awarded to a deserving pioneer, Dr. Yoshinori Ohsumi, for his work to describe the process of autophagy – the removal of cellular debris, which is essential as human beings and other living organisms replenish our tissues throughout our lives. Dr. Ohsumi’s original research is an inspiring example illustrating why support of true pioneers, people with the intellectual courage and creativity to head in new directions, is essential to scientific progress.