March 2019

Boston, MA

The Allen Institute for Cell Science is a founding partner of the inaugural Precision CRISPR Stem Cell Congress Seattle, June 12-14, 2018

Founded in 2003 by Paul G. Allen, the Allen Institute has expanded from its initial pursuit of understanding the brain to encompass an investigation of the inner workings of cells and the funding of transformative scientific ideas around the world.

The Allen Institute for Cell Science is a division of the Allen Institute and is dedicated to understanding and modelling cells: the fundamental units of life. By integrating technologies, approaches, models and data into a common standardized framework, the Allen Institute for Cell Science is creating dynamic, visual models of how genetic information is transformed into cellular behavior, and how the molecules and organelles within each cell interact and function as systems. These predictive models will enable the cell science community to better understand the role of cells in both health and disease. The Allen Institute for Cell Science’s data and tools are publicly available online at

The afternoon of day one will be held at the Allen Institute, a 270,000-square-foot life sciences building, at the northwest corner of Mercer St. and Westlake Avenue North in the South Lake Union neighborhood of Seattle. The building is purpose-built for life science research and facilitates our trademark team science approach amid abundant natural light and with stunning views of Seattle.The building design incorporates the historic elements of the Ford and Pacific McKay buildings, including the terra cotta facades that were located on the site previously and have been disassembled, restored and reinstalled. At six stories, the building also includes about 9,000 square feet of ground floor retail space and two levels of subterranean parking.

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