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Newsletter March 2021
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Open call for awards in micropeptides, neural circuit design, and mammalian synthetic development

Open calls for awards in micropeptides, neural circuit design, and mammalian synthetic development

The Frontiers Group is accepting Letters of Intent for three new Allen Distinguished Investigator cohorts. Up to 11 awards will be made for up to $16.5M total funding to support pioneering research in the areas of Micropeptides, Neural Circuit Design, and Mammalian Synthetic Development. Letters of intent are due by April 15.

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Stories


New Allen Distinguished Investigators tackle unanswered questions about metabolism and the immune system

New Allen Distinguished Investigators tackle unanswered questions about metabolism and the immune system

Ten Allen Distinguished Investigators are leading four new research projects exploring new avenues of basic biology, health, disease, and technology development, all focused on the emerging field of immunometabolism.

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Ask Anything, Change Everything challenge wraps

Ask Anything, Change Everything challenge wraps

This year, the Frontiers Group took a new approach for the Allen Distinguished Investigator award program and launched a campaign to solicit cutting edge ideas from the scientific community to answer: “What should we be measuring if only we had a way to?” More than 400 ideas from 13 different countries were submitted. Later this year, top ideas will be selected and technology teams that can realize these ideas will submit proposals. Up to ten awards will be given, totaling $10M. Watch for updates in future newsletters and follow along on Twitter: @alleninstitute.

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Building a better model of blindness and eye disease

Building a better model of blindness and eye disease

Researchers at the University of Washington, led by Allen Distinguished Investigator Tom Reh, are working on growing human retinal tissue in the lab to better understand macular degeneration, glaucoma and other vision disorders.

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Expanding Minds videos online

Expanding Minds videos online

Did you miss January’s Expanding Minds: The Allen Institute Conference on Human Brain Evolution? Speaker videos are now available on our YouTube channel.

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Lab Notes | An Allen Institute podcast

Lab Notes | An Allen Institute podcast

The Allen Institute’s new podcast, Lab Notes, pulls back the curtain on the human stories behind headline-grabbing scientific studies and breakthroughs, from new treatments for COVID-19 to what it’s like to live with a chronic autoimmune disorder.

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In the News


How Paul Allen's Frontiers Group Is Funding Research on Human Immunity

Inside Philanthropy, February 16, 2021

Frontiers Group announces 2021 Allen Distinguished Investigators

Philanthropy News Digest, February 7, 2021

New DNA-based technique allows researchers to determine age of living beluga whales in Alaska

Today Oregon State, February 4, 2021

Caltech Researchers Develop New Technique to Create Better Images of the Nucleus

Pasadena Now, January 27, 2021

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