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Office Hour 9/11/20

Hey folks! Our next Office Hour will be occurring at noon PT this Friday, September 11th in #Vet. Time Zone Converter here. We see that many of you have had questions regarding BUNS, our most recent puzzles, and our latest blog post. Thank you for all your wonderful comments and questions. Fortunately, the Office Hour will be led by Foldit Developer and BUNS expert Neilpg628:

Neilpg628 is an undergraduate at the University of Washington Institute for Protein Design working on modelling Buried Unsatisfied Polar Atoms and creating tools for players to find and eliminate these atoms. He can answer any questions about these atoms and aspects of the BUNS Objective.

Hope to see y'all there!

(Tue, 09/08/2020 - 21:02  |  5 comments)

Newsletter September 4: School's In Session!

Hey Foldit players! Be sure to check out this weeks' newsletter!
AND speaking of school being back in session, definitely take a look at our new Education Mode

(Mon, 09/07/2020 - 19:28  |  0 comments)

Newsletter August 28: Gargleblasters Take the Lead!

Hey folders! Missed the latest newsletter? Check it out in our newsletters forum here. This week, we want to give a shoutout to Gargleblasters for taking the lead and highlight a new recipe for hbond networks. We also took a closer look at the high scoring designs and the specific amino acids that were chosen! There are also plenty of helpful tips--whether you're just starting out or an expert folder, we have the info to help you improve your game.

Lastly, don't forget to sign up for the mailing list here to receive weekly updates about Foldit!

(Wed, 09/02/2020 - 19:06  |  0 comments)

Foldit Lab Report #12: Coronavirus Spike Binder Results

We finally have some news to report about the initial set of coronavirus Spike binders designed by Foldit players! In this video, we also share exciting progress from the researchers at the Institute for Protein Design. Watch our latest lab report now.

NEWS
- Foldit Education Mode is live!
- COVID Spike binder results
- More Spike binder news

The PREPRINT: https://doi.org/10.1101/2020.08.03.234914

PUZZLE UPDATES
- New binder design metrics are ssllooww
- Symmetric puzzles are back in the mix

DESIGN OF THE MONTH
- A sweet trimer with a buried edge created by grogar7. See for yourself in the Design of the Month sandbox puzzle.

(Tue, 09/01/2020 - 16:59  |  4 comments)

Experiment results for coronavirus binder designs

The experiment results are in for the Foldit coronavirus spike binders! This experiment tested whether 99 proteins designed by Foldit players could bind to the coronavirus spike protein, a potential strategy to block coronavirus infection.

Read more in the Foldit blog.

(Mon, 08/31/2020 - 17:58  |  0 comments)
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