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)

Developer Preview Release Soon

Hey everyone,

We're about to push an update to the developer preview with another quick hotfix for the Rama Map:

Release notes:
- Fixed an issue where the Rama map would not properly display selected residues

(Mon, 03/01/2021 - 21:16  |  0 comments)

Lab Report #18: Fighting the flu

We've got a new strategy for you to try in the fight against influenza! But this one sure won't be easy.

- Background on influenza hemagglutinin

- Influenza HA binder design
- Designable linker puzzles
- New electron density puzzles

- A two-sided interface design, by Galaxie, with excellent packing and a hydrophobic interface for tight binding. See for yourself in the new Design of the Month sandbox puzzle.

(Mon, 03/01/2021 - 14:51  |  0 comments)

New Release!

Hey everyone,
We're releasing a small update with a fix for the Rama map:

Release notes:
- Fixed a bug preventing the Rama map from displaying correctly

Thanks to our devprev players for helping test this out!

(Wed, 02/24/2021 - 21:34  |  3 comments)

Office Hour

Hey everyone! We have another Office Hour happening here at 10 AM Pacific on Saturday, 2/27 (Time Zone Converter). It will be led by Bkoep. Hope to see y'all there!

(Wed, 02/24/2021 - 19:14  |  0 comments)

Developer Preview Release Soon

Hey everyone,
We're releasing a small update to the developer preview with a fix for the Rama map:

Release notes:
- Fixed a bug preventing the Rama map from displaying correctly

(Tue, 02/23/2021 - 19:19  |  0 comments)

How to Foldit, Part 9: Black Belt Folding

Hi folks! Check out our latest How to Foldit Blog post here!

(Tue, 02/23/2021 - 02:05  |  0 comments)

How to Foldit, Part 8: Cooking Your Fold

Hey folks! We have a brand new 'how to foldit' blog post out today! Take a look here!

(Tue, 02/16/2021 - 03:42  |  2 comments)

Newsletter February 5: Tetramers and Quartets

Hey folks! Be sure to take a look at our latest newsletter HERE!

(Thu, 02/11/2021 - 03:12  |  0 comments)
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