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.
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!(Thu, 03/12/2020 - 23:02 | 3 comments)
Join our Discord!
We've recently put up a Discord server. Join here!:3 comments)
Foldit Lab Report #6: Coronavirus puzzle
Check out Foldit Lab Report #6 on YouTube now!
We've got a bunch of new puzzles this month — and some exciting tools coming soon!
• Looking at electron density in Foldit is about to get a whooole lot easier (0:31)
• With the new BUNS tool, your solutions should be better behaved in the lab (2:18)
• More poly-proline helix design (3:50)
• CRISPR/Cas transposase (4:02)
Foldit Lab Report #5: New software dev
Check out Foldit Lab Report #5 on YouTube now!
- New poly-proline helix tools are on the way
- Introducing a CRISPR puzzle
- Ever more symmetric designs
- Can you make the next top TIM?