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Office Hours 8/14/20

Hey everyone!

We will be holding Office Hours this week on Friday, 8/14 from 3-4 PM ET. Time Zone Converter here

It will be held in Veteran chat.
Get help with IRC chat Here and Discord Here

This time around it will be led by Sciren.
Here is a bit of info about them:
I graduated from Middle Tennessee State University with a degree in Chemistry and Computer Science. While there, my undergraduate research involved the gamification of chemistry research and education. My research was particularly focused on AR/VR interactivity with molecular structure. This led me to join the Meiler Lab at Vanderbilt University and the Foldit team. Since joining the team, my focus has been on development of small molecule based drug discovery tools.

Additionally, if you are interested in looking at transcripts from previous office hours, please check out our office hours forum here

Stop on by--we hope to see you there!

(Wed, 08/12/2020 - 23:41  |  0 comments)

Foldit Black Lives Matter Statement

Dear Foldit Players,

We had previously shared a statement in support of Black Lives Matter from the Rosetta Commons, of which Foldit is a part of. You can find that statement here. However, we have come to recognize that we have a separate Foldit community and acknowledge that it is crucial that we make our own statement:

Foldit was created with the intention that everyone could meaningfully contribute to science. The Foldit project is rooted in a commitment to equality and a belief that equal participation matters. We do not accept the exclusion or marginalization of any group. Following these principles, we, the Foldit team, stand in support of the Black Lives Matter movement. We condemn the longstanding patterns of injustice and police brutality that have been perpetrated against Black individuals in the United States and around the world. We stand in solidarity with those who seek justice for the lives that were taken. We also recognize that Black voices are underrepresented and often un-credited in science, and science is worse off as a result. We acknowledge that, in conjunction with our mission of equity, the Foldit team can do more to ensure that Black voices are heard and represented. We are committed to upholding our stance of support and solidarity by way of meaningful action.

We are currently consulting with the Rosetta Commons Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee on concrete steps that the Foldit team as a group and as individuals can take to address and dismantle systemic racism. We will be laying out these steps as we continue to work with this committee. We invite all members of the Foldit community to engage in conversation with us regarding how we can do more to ensure that Foldit is a supportive environment. Please feel free to directly message community liaison agcohn821 with regards to this.

In Solidarity,
The Foldit Team

(Thu, 08/06/2020 - 20:11  |  0 comments)

Developer Preview Release Soon

Hey everyone,

We're about to release an update to the developer preview with the following fixes:

* Added a prototype objective for binder metrics.

Bug Fixes:
* Fixed an issue with 'Wiggle Lock' in some symmetric puzzles.
* Reduced some logfile spam.

(Thu, 08/06/2020 - 18:56  |  2 comments)

New Release!

Hey all,

We've just released an update with the following fix:

Bug Fixes:
* Fixed a crash related to enabling/disabling filters (https://fold.it/portal/node/2009855)

Thanks to our devprev players for testing this release! We have a few more bug fixes that should be coming to devprev shortly, so keep an eye out.

(Tue, 08/04/2020 - 18:55  |  0 comments)

Foldit Lab Report #11: Deep Learning

Details of a new research paper that Foldit players contributed to! In it, scientists at the University of Washington and at Harvard developed a new, machine-learning based method for protein design. Watch our latest lab report for more.

- How did Foldit help with the new deep learning paper?

- Coronavirus binders & anti-inflammatory design
- More symmetric design, and the problem of aggregation

- NinjaGreg made a sweet symmetric trimer!
See for yourself in the Design of the Month sandbox puzzle!

(Sat, 08/01/2020 - 13:20  |  4 comments)
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