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.
(Tue, 06/20/2017 - 22:30  |  1 comment)

Lab Report #35: From DNA to protein (part 2)

Join us in the lab to see how scientists make the proteins that players design in Foldit. In Part 2, we begin with bacterial cells and end with pure protein. If you missed Part 1, you can catch it here.

SPECIAL
- Purifying protein designs in the lab

DESIGN OF THE MONTH

(Mon, 08/01/2022 - 13:24  |  4 comments)

New Release!

Hey everyone,

We've just released an update with the following fixes and changes:

Release Notes:
* Reworked the objectives panel.
* Reworked the puzzle menu.
* Added a visualization for the rest of the protein to the Trim Tool.
* Updated the icons for the trim/untrim actions.
* Trimmed solutions behave like cutpoint solutions and do not get credit until untrimmed.
* Several bug fixes for Education mode.
* Fix issue where language selection wasn't being properly saved.

As always, thank you to our devprev players for helping test this release!

(Tue, 07/26/2022 - 21:08  |  2 comments)

New blog post: Electron Density

Ever wondered where electron density maps come from? Head over to the Foldit blog to learn about the science behind electron density!

(Sat, 07/16/2022 - 06:47  |  0 comments)

~~~Office Hour~~~

Hey folks! New Office Hour happening this Friday, July 15th at 10 AM MT (4 PM GMT). It will be led by horowsah. Please feel free to bring questions about reconstruction puzzles, trim tool, and education mode/educational uses.

(Wed, 07/13/2022 - 13:05  |  3 comments)

Lab Report #34: From DNA to protein

Coming join us in the lab to see how scientists make the proteins that players designed in Foldit. It all begins with an envelope full of custom DNA.

SPECIAL
- Protein designs in the lab

DESIGN OF THE MONTH

(Fri, 07/01/2022 - 13:01  |  0 comments)

OFFICE HOUR!

Hey everyone! We will be having an Office Hour led by rmoretti at 12 PM central time (5 PM GMT) on Saturday, July 2nd. Feel free to bring all questions but, if you have small molecule design questions, definitely bring those this time around!

(Wed, 06/29/2022 - 20:31  |  3 comments)

Developer Preview Release Soon

Hey everyone,

We're about to post an update to the developer preview with some fixes and features. See the full list below!

Release Notes:
* Reworked the objectives panel.
* Reworked the puzzle menu.
* Added a visualization for the rest of the protein to the Trim Tool.
* Updated the icons for the trim/untrim actions.
* Trimmed solutions behave like cutpoint solutions and do not get credit until untrimmed.
* Several bug fixes for Education mode.
* Fix issue where language selection wasn't being properly saved.

(Tue, 06/07/2022 - 01:20  |  3 comments)

Office hour!

Hey Foldit folks! We're going to be holding an Office Hour this Sunday, June 5th at 12 PM ET (4 pm GMT). It will be led by apetrides! Have questions or feedback about the new trim tool? Bring them to the office hour!

(Fri, 06/03/2022 - 01:53  |  0 comments)
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