FoldIt for Biochem 1090 2017
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|Name:||FoldIt for Biochem 1090 2017|
|Description:||learning tool for protein folding|
You will be using FoldIt, primarily out of class but occasionally in class. The intent is to reinforce concepts you learn in class and in your readings by helping you to visualize them in action in 3 dimensions
Fold-it was created by a group of scientists who realized that we do not yet know enough to predict protein structure, but that we can learn from trial-and-error experiences. You can choose to go on an “play the game” and aid that effort, but your ASSIGNMENT is to use the introductory tutorials to visualize in three dimensions the concepts that are presented in 2-dimensions in your text and that we talk about in class.
• Foldit is a game about learning and scientific discovery. Enjoy the experience and have fun!