The rundown on coronavirus

You don't have to be a scientist to do science! Download and play Foldit and you can help researchers discover new antiviral drugs that might stop coronavirus! The most promising solutions will be manufactured and tested at the University of Washington Institute for Protein Design in Seattle.

Foldit is run by academic research scientists. It is free to play and not-for-profit. To get started, download Foldit and create a username!

We recommend that new players start with the Foldit Intro Puzzles.
After some practice, move on to the Science Puzzles and try out the Beginner: Coronavirus puzzle.
We also have an advanced puzzle NEW advanced puzzle where you can try to design an antiviral protein from scratch!

To meet other players, check out the Foldit Discord channels.

Note: Foldit is an interactive computer game and not a distributed computing project. If you would like to donate idle CPU cycles to science, please check out the Rosetta@Home project on BOINC.

(Wed, 03/04/2020 - 05:46  |  9 comments)

A Reminder of the Community Rules

Hello all! Hope you are enjoying this fine Tuesday. I wanted to take a brief moment to remind everyone about the Foldit Community Rules. As part of the community, everyone is expected to adhere to these rules at all times, so it is important all are aware of what is expected. Here are the highlights:

  • Keep the conversation PG-rated, since there is a wide range of ages in the community. Anything deemed offensive or obscene will not be tolerated.
(Tue, 06/20/2017 - 22:30  |  1 comment)

Developer Preview Release Soon

Hello everyone,

We're about to release an update to the developer preview with a couple new features:

General:
- Ability to color residues by AlphaFold prediction quality (may not be available on all puzzles).
- The grid visualization will now always orient towards the camera.

(Tue, 01/25/2022 - 22:44  |  3 comments)

Office hour 1/14/22

Hey everyone! We will be having an Office Hour this Friday, January 14th at 1:30 PM Mountain Time (Time Zone Converter). It will be led by Horowsah. Hope to see y'all there!

(Wed, 01/12/2022 - 03:44  |  0 comments)

Lab Report #28: A new tool for big problems

The Foldit team is preparing to test binder designs for the IL-2R target, and is developing a new Trim tool for tackling big protein problems.

NEWS
- Planned IL-2R binding experiment
- Sneak Peek at upcoming Trim tool

DESIGN OF THE MONTH

(Sat, 01/01/2022 - 21:27  |  0 comments)

Sneak Peak - The Trim Tool

We wanted to give players a sneak peek at an exciting development project that is currently in progress.

The Foldit team is always looking for ways to allow players to tackle new types of problems. One of the biggest obstacles we run into when trying to design a new puzzle is protein size. Many potential puzzles never get past the planning phase because they simply contain too many residues.

( Posted by  jflat06 61 554  |  Tue, 12/21/2021 - 07:30  |  2 comments )
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New Release!

Hey everyone,

We've just released a number of fixes and features to follow the recent interface release. Lots of stuff for bindable hotkeys, some help and tooltip clarity changes, and some crash fixes. We're working on addressing more of your feedback, so we'll be following this up more updates in the near future.

Release Notes:
- Allow action menu keyboard shortcuts to be rebound in the "Configure Keyboard Shortcuts" General Options submenu.
- Make sure that user-set keyboard shortcuts take priority over default shortcuts for other actions.

(Tue, 12/21/2021 - 07:25  |  1 comment)

Last Office Hour of the Year!

Hey folks! Last Office Hour of the year happening this Tuesday, December 21st at 11 AM ET (Time Zone Converter). It will be led by beta_helix and Seth Cooper. They'll be focusing on new foldit tools! Looking forward to seeing y'all there!

(Sun, 12/19/2021 - 04:14  |  3 comments)

IL-2R binders queued for testing

Following our series of IL-2R binder puzzles, we've selected 115 Foldit designs to test in the lab for binding to the IL-2R target. Read more in the Foldit blog!

(Thu, 12/16/2021 - 04:21  |  0 comments)

Developer Preview Release Soon

Hey everyone,

We've got a pile of fixes and features to follow the recent interface release. Lots of stuff for bindable hotkeys, some help and tooltip clarity changes, and some crash fixes. We're working on addressing more of your feedback, so we'll be following this up more updates in the near future.

Release Notes:
- Allow action menu keyboard shortcuts to be rebound in the "Configure Keyboard Shortcuts" General Options submenu.
- Make sure that user-set keyboard shortcuts take priority over default shortcuts for other actions.

(Tue, 12/14/2021 - 01:32  |  5 comments)
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