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Did you play a cryo-EM puzzle last year?

We're preparing a research article about Foldit players' recent work on electron density puzzles!
As usual, participating Foldit players can opt to be included as authors on the paper.

We have emailed instructions to all players who played the following puzzles:
Puzzle 1572: https://fold.it/portal/node/2005691
Puzzle 1588: https://fold.it/portal/node/2006093
Puzzle 1598: https://fold.it/portal/node/2006204
Puzzle 1606: https://fold.it/portal/node/2006275

If you played one of these puzzles and did not receive an email from our foldit.publications gmail address, please PM beta_helix as soon as possible!

UPDATE: Final deadline for this is Tuesday October 1st!

(Sat, 09/21/2019 - 16:55  |  0 comments)

Back up!

After a long delay, everything should be back up!

The data import took longer than expected, but everything should be working now for current puzzles, so let us know if you see anything behaving strangely. Solutions from older puzzles may not be working quite yet.

Apologies for the missing downtime page - we were having issues getting it to display properly.

(Wed, 09/04/2019 - 08:55  |  5 comments)

Server Downtime

Hey all,

We will be having some server downtime later today at 22:00 GMT to switch our hosting provider. The downtime should last for a few hours. During that time, the website will be unavailable and you may not be able to log in on the Foldit client. Chat should remain working.

(Tue, 09/03/2019 - 19:15  |  5 comments)

New design critique blog post!

Check out the blog for a critique of the latest protein designs by Foldit players! Baker Lab scientist bcov discusses solutions from the IL-7R Binder Series, with some tips about how Foldit players can improve their designs in future rounds of the series!

The Round 6 puzzle for the IL-7R Binder Series is online now!

(Sat, 08/17/2019 - 00:16  |  1 comment)

New Foldit puzzle series for IL-7R binders!

We're announcing a new series of protein design puzzles! Baker Lab member bcov is looking for redesigned variants of his protein binders for IL-7R.

A large number of Foldit player designs will be tested in the wet lab with a high-throughput binding experiment. See the blog for more details, and play Puzzle 1704 now!

(Sat, 07/27/2019 - 00:05  |  0 comments)
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