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.
Introducing: Foldit Lab Reports!
We're excited to introduce Foldit Lab Reports, a monthly video series with bkoep and others on the Foldit team!
The purpose of this series is to share more with Foldit players about what happens behind the scenes of Foldit. The videos are meant to provide brief, informal summaries of recent activity in Foldit and in the lab. Although they may not be as informative and detailed as some of our blog posts, we hope they will stimulate more discussion, and we encourage players to ask questions and leave comments on the website!(Tue, 10/01/2019 - 16:00 | 17 comments)
Aflatoxin Challenge returns!
Help us redesign an enzyme to degrade aflatoxin, a dangerous carcinogen that contaminates much of the world's food supply! After an interval of lab testing by the Siegel Lab at UC Davis, we're back with a brand new strategy for breaking down aflatoxin, and we need Foldit players' help!0 comments)
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
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 | 3 comments)
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 | 3 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.0 comments)
Mac 64-bit - Feedback Wanted!
We've recently updated the 64-bit Mac client, and we're looking for some feedback!
In particular, we are interested in whether the issues with the previous versions of the 64-bit client are still happening, or whether our new update has managed to fix the issues.
If you are interested in helping out, you can download the 64-bit installer here: http://fold.it/dist/external/Foldit-macos_x64.dmg(Tue, 07/09/2019 - 18:43 | 4 comments)