Billionaire and philanthropist Paul Allen offers 100 million dollars for Cell Science Institute towards research in the field of molecular science.
The renowned investor Paul Allen has made countless donations, to non-profit and for-profit investments, is determined to push the boundaries of every domain that could lead humanity in discovering technologies that could lead to new frontiers. His donations have made important development in the fields of science, education, arts and technology.
This nonprofit Institute will be built in Seattle and will be funded to help researchers achieve breakthroughs in the field of understanding fundamental questions of human genes. The leader of this so called Allen Institute of Cell Science will be Rick Horwitz who served ten years as the Director of the Cell Migration Consortium and spent the last 15 years in the Department of Cell Biology.
This project will construct a database of information from cellular and molecular sciences with animated models of cell parts offering data to scientists all over the world in how information is stored in our DNA.
Paul G. Allen said that at this Institute scientists will be able to unravel the mysteries of the human genetic code by creating predictive models of cells which will be available to everyone in the scientific community. Also he said that his project will hopefully help scientists achieve greater understanding of different types of cells that can be found in the human DNA, thus leading to new medical treatments regarding different diseases.
Officials involved in this project believe that this effort will make enormous progress in the field of cell biology and biomedical research by sharing information online with scientists all over the world, thus increasing the possibility for everyone involved to conduct their own research regarding the development of cures for different diseases.
The Institute will be in the possession of the latest technology available for research making its efforts in the fight against diseases and medical breakthroughs easier to achieve while all related projects such as the Allen Cell Observatory and the Allen Institute for Brain Science will be housed under the same roof. This complex of buildings will be located in a seven-story building that will expand on a surface of 270.00 square feet.
The construction of this enormous complex has already begun and is expected to be finished in the fall of 2015.