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CASP8 First Target

Dear Foldit community,

We have uploaded the first pdb file for the CASP8 competition, T0423. At this point, no one in the world knows the real solution, and we hope that the top scores obtained from this, will be very close to the final structure when it's released in the Fall.

Foldit Team

(Tue, 06/10/2008 - 20:10  |  0 comments)

CASP7 Targets

Hi Everyone,

We have uploaded CASP7 target 0308, of which four variations have been predicted by the bakerlab. Although all variations have the same primary sequence, they have different 3D conformations. With our new inteface, users are free to define secondary structure where they see fit.

The format will be very similar to CASP8.

We eagerly await to see your results,
Foldit Team

(Tue, 06/10/2008 - 01:49  |  0 comments)

Major Update!

Today we have a major interface update!

New features and changes:

Rebuild:  You can access rebuilding through the ctrl/right-click pie menu in pull mode.  Rebuild will search through completely new shapes for the protein's backbone.  Use locks and bands to control the rebuild!

Locks and Bands:  Locks and bands are now shift/middle-click.  A single click will lock and unlock individual pieces of the backbone, giving finer control of what you will move.  A double click will lock or unlock the whole structure.  This works in all modes.

Structure Mode:  when you switch to structure mode, you can change the type of strcutres the protein is made up, between helices, sheets, and loops.  This will have an effect on rebuilding; you can make new helices or sheets, or try to find better loops!  Left click and drag to paint existing structures across the backbone.  You can also select directly with the ctrl/right-click pie menu.

Pie menus:  Right/shift-click will bring up a pie menu to give you some actions to perform.

There is and expanded help and glossary under the actions tab.

You can now see who is logged on to chat by clicking the (i) on the chat tabs.

The home key recenters the view on the protein.

(Tue, 06/10/2008 - 00:52  |  1 comment)

Upcoming tools

Dear foldit community,

We are currently in the progressing of making several significant changes that should be implemented shortly.

1. Rebuild tool, which searches for the best phi/psi angles, as opposed to the lowest energy. This is very useful in conjunction with the rubber band.

2. Increased precision in the lock tool, users will be able to lock individual amino acids.

3. The home key will center the screen.

4. A new gui interface featuring a pi menu, to be used in  conjunction with the rebuild tool.

Cheers,

Foldit Team

(Fri, 06/06/2008 - 09:09  |  0 comments)

Rankings Now Enabled

We have re-enabled rankings for players and groups. Your rank has been retroactively computed over all puzzles during the ranking outage. Check out the top groups and players over all puzzles!

(Thu, 05/29/2008 - 20:35  |  0 comments)
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