The Florey remembers Paul G. Allen

Founder of the Allen Institute for Brain Science, Paul G Allen, has died at age 65 of non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma

Everyone at the Florey was deeply saddened to hear of Paul G Allen’s passing, and send our condolences to Paul’ s family, friends and colleagues.

Paul co-founded Microsoft in 1975, and has been active at the scientific and technological coalface ever since.

His initial $500 million investment established the Allen Institute for Brain Science in 2003, with its mission to accelerate understanding of the human brain in health and disease. Paul, along with Warren Buffet and Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates, has pledged to give away the majority of his accumulated billions to philanthropic ventures around the world.

Paul G Allen

“I am deeply saddened by the passing of Paul Allen. His generosity and vision was inspirational, and he contributed immensely to many fields, including neuroscience. I feel honoured to have met him and been able to directly contribute to his quest to understand the brain. His contribution to science will continue through his many legacies, including the Allen Institute.

– Associate Professor Lucy Palmer , head of the Florey’s Neural Networks Laboratory and co-chair of the Allen Institute’s Next Generation Leaders Program