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(Global Rank: #1 | Global Score: 4616)

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(Global Rank: #2 | Global Score: 4137)

Four years folding as of 27 December 2016.

Played 643 puzzles as a soloist, with 36 first-place finishes, 19 second-place, and 33 third place.

Joined Beta Folders in December 2013, played 472 puzzles as an evolver, with 30 first-place, 56 second-place, and 31 third-place.

Briefly held #1 soloist and #1 evolver positions in late November/early December 2016.

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(Global Rank: #4 | Global Score: 3705)

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(Global Rank: #5 | Global Score: 3578)

semi-retired carpenter

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(Global Rank: #6 | Global Score: 3466)

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(Global Rank: #7 | Global Score: 3431)

I work as a training quality analyst for the USPS with a graphic arts and instructional design (scripting in Captivate and SmartBuilder using actionscript and javascript, coding in HTML) background. I discovered Foldit while researching gamification for web based training. After an abortive start back in 2014 (I was terribly frustrated by the tutorials on my first try), I took another gamification course in 2015 and came back for more. This time the hook stuck, and I have been folding proteins ever since.

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(Global Rank: #8 | Global Score: 3394)

I'm a retired Computer Systems Analyst after having worked in IT for 30 years.

Music and Foldit keep me reasonably sane. The challenge to continually improve at them keeps me focused.

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(Global Rank: #9 | Global Score: 3110)

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(Global Rank: #12 | Global Score: 3056)

Bio-engineer at the prehistory 30 years ago, I PhD recently on the opposite scale: the World's ecology and sustainable development indicators.

I find Foldit inspiring for the research process and it's link with development and what we call "technological lock in" in History: one step back, 2 steps forwards can help humanity to go out of the current unsustainable high carbon societies lock-in.

From the game point of view, I like evolving and scripting in order to learn what is a beautiful protein.

-Oct 2012: Joined L'Alliance Francophone -Apr-Sep 2013: rank 1 symmetric evolvers -May 2013: Joined Beta Folders -Nov 2013: first time our group solution further used in Science -Dec 2013: Came back to L'Alliance Francophone -Feb 2014: rank 2 evolvers (best rank ever: sym 1, overall 3, prediction 1, design 2, ED 3, CR 5, CASP 8, PC 7). -Apr 2014: lonesome soloist then, then founded the unconventional Soloists virtual group, then joined Go Science for the CASP11 race. We ended on rank 4. Nice to have many good evolvers there: this helps a lot for my solos. -May 2014: strange feeling beeing CASP11 solo n°1 after 5 puzzles (2 after 8 puzzles, 8 at the end). This encouraged me to concentrate on solos. -May 2014: Got Master soloists. -Aug 2014: Solo rank 10 -Oct 2014: prediction solo rank 1 !! -10 March 2015: Solo 2 (during 1 day !) -Best solo rank ever: 2 (Prediction 1, CASP11 2, overall 2, design 2, symmetry 2, PC 3, ED 6, HF 46). -Best Foldit contribution ever (Nov 2015): Solo 2 + Evo 3 = 5 (total rank = 1) -Sept 2016: Our group solution used in science (Nature paper)!

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(Global Rank: #13 | Global Score: 2808)

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(Global Rank: #14 | Global Score: 2777)

Information analyst. Background: degree in Mathematics and Computer science. C systems programmer a long time ago.

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(Global Rank: #15 | Global Score: 2466)

or my PC (capable of running ~5 clients) :)

Number of clients is limited by CPU, not Temperature due to efficient water cooling...

Windows 10 Pro 64bit CPU: Intel Core i7 2600K (Sandy Bridge) @ 4.6GHz CORSAIR Hydro Series H100 Liquid CPU Cooler (no noise, the best) MOBO: MSI Z68A-GD80G3 Graphics: GeForce GTX 680 2GB GDDR5 Ram: 16 GB SSD: 110GB for OS fast access (Programs and Data on HDs) HD: Sata3 (2x2 TB) plus a few more for backup and Foldit Offline HD: for Backups

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(Global Rank: #17 | Global Score: 2415)

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(Global Rank: #18 | Global Score: 2368)

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(Global Rank: #19 | Global Score: 2291)
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