Foldit design crystal structure
We've carried out an x-ray diffraction experiment with one of our protein crystals, and were able to solve the first-ever crystal structure of a protein designed by Foldit players! The final crystal structure is a near-exact match to the designed conformation. More details about the crystal structure will be forthcoming. For now, players check out the blog for information about x-ray diffraction, and explore the electron density map in Puzzle 1384!(Tue, 05/30/2017 - 23:42 | 3 comments)
New Community Liaison
Hello, Foldit Community! My name is Saira Mortier (smortier) and I am the new Community Liaison. I am extraordinarily thrilled to be stepping into this role and am looking forward to learning about you, your motivations, and your biggest beefs.
A bit about me:
I'm a former educator, having taught K-12 for seven years and three at the university level. More recently, I've done curriculum development and UX research. I am a huge science enthusiast. Apparently, my (almost) two-year old daughter is as well, because this weekend when she saw a protein dancing around in Foldit, she exclaimed "ohh, wow-wee!". I adore gaming of all varieties (video-gaming, card-gaming, board-gaming, you name it) and enjoy flexing my creative muscles whenever I can get away with it.
Enough about me, though. I'd like to hear about you! Tell me a bit about yourselves (feel free to private message me if you don't want to post here). Why do you play Foldit? How long have you been playing? What do you like about it? What do you dislike or think could be improved?
Please feel free to drop me a line any time you've got a question or concern. I will do my very best to address everything in a thorough and timely manner.
Looking forward to learning more about all of you and this community!
Saira(Tue, 05/23/2017 - 22:03 | 6 comments)
We've just released an update to the game client. This release prepares us for upcoming drug design puzzles. Look out for some puzzles in the near future!(Tue, 05/09/2017 - 23:45 | 1 comment)
Develop Preview Release Soon
We're about to release an update to the developer preview which enables the drug design feature! This feature has been in the works for a while, and has undergone testing in a separate experimental branch by some of your fellow players. Look for some upcoming puzzles!
* Enabled Drug Design puzzles.