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Foldit Lab Report #7: Quarantine Edition

Can the Foldit team record an entire Lab Report with nothing but a webcam? Watch this brief update to find out!

NEWS
- Forget game play — Foldit is gettin' automated! (0:21)
- Coronavirus puzzles (1:14)
- Testing coronavirus binder solutions (2:08)
Look inside the lab: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iXguhcxDLI8

PUZZLE UPDATES
- Here's what's new this month (2:36)

DESIGN OF THE MONTH
- A great coronavirus binder by player stomjoh (3:12)

LOOKING TO IMPROVE YOUR GAMEPLAY?
- We recently posted two helpful new videos! (3:55)
1) Tutorial Speedrun
2) CoV Binder Design

(Wed, 04/01/2020 - 13:54  |  4 comments)

Coronavirus designs queued for testing!

Check out the blog for an update on CoV binder designs that will be lab-tested at the UW Institute for Protein Design!

A new video explains how we test whether designed proteins can bind to the SARS-CoV-2 spike protein:

(Wed, 03/25/2020 - 05:48  |  7 comments)

New blog post about protein binders!

Check out the latest Foldit blog post for details about our backend analysis of CoV-binder designs!

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(Fri, 03/20/2020 - 19:24  |  2 comments)

Special update on coronavirus puzzles

In this special update we take a look at some of the best-scoring antiviral proteins designed so far by Foldit players. We then step into the laboratory to see what testing these molecules is actually going to look like. See the blog for more details!

Check out the newest Coronavirus Binder Design: Round 3 puzzle!

This video features Lexi Walls, Ph.D., who recently published important research on SARS-CoV-2 (the virus that causes COVID-19).

(Thu, 03/12/2020 - 23:02  |  4 comments)

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)
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