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)

Foldit Lab Report #5: New software dev

Check out Foldit Lab Report #5 on YouTube now!

NEWS
- This month we welcome Henry! (aka milkshake)
- Check the Foldit blog for an update on DeepMind's AlphaFold

PUZZLE UPDATES
- New poly-proline helix tools are on the way
- Introducing a CRISPR puzzle
- Ever more symmetric designs
- Can you make the next top TIM?

(Sat, 02/01/2020 - 20:31  |  3 comments)

New AlphaFold blog post!

Check out the blog for a look at AlphaFold, a new method for protein structure prediction!

(Fri, 01/31/2020 - 00:57  |  3 comments)

Now hiring at the Institute for Protein Design!

The UW Institute for Protein Design is hiring for a research assistant position in Seattle, WA! This position is specifically to help with the crystallization of proteins designed by Foldit players and others at the Institute!

(Wed, 01/29/2020 - 00:45  |  0 comments)

Foldit Lab Report #4: 1,994 genes!

Happy New Year! Watch Foldit Lab Report #4 on YouTube now!

NEWS
- Science Chat recap

PUZZLE UPDATES
- New electron density puzzles (crystals, not cryo)
- We're trying to make poly-proline easier, we promise
- Can you make a Baker lab design even better?
- More and more and more symmetry

DESIGN OF THE MONTH
- fiendish_ghoul designed a scary good hydrogen-bonded trimer.

LAB UPDATES

(Wed, 01/01/2020 - 05:19  |  5 comments)

Winter Science Chat

Hi everyone!

Just a friendly reminder that our science chat will be happening tomorrow at 12:30 PM PST; 8:30 GMT in #veterans chat. Hope to see you there!

(Tue, 12/03/2019 - 02:01  |  6 comments)

Foldit Lab Report #3: We Got a Paper

Check out Foldit Lab Report #3 on YouTube now! As always, please leave a comment to let us know what you want to see next time!

NEWS
- Foldit players have contributed to another scientific paper!
- Check out the blog to learn more.
- Upcoming Science Chat: December 3, 2019

PUZZLE UPDATES

(Sun, 12/01/2019 - 01:47  |  5 comments)

Winter Science Chat

Hi everyone! Please join the Foldit team for a science chat!

The Date: December 3, 2019 (Tuesday)
The location: #veteran, IRC (please comment if you have any questions about this).
The Time: 12:30 PM PST; 8:30 PM GMT
The Time Zone Converter: Here

We will be discussing the latest paper published and more!
Click here for the new paper

(Wed, 11/27/2019 - 00:48  |  5 comments)

New puzzle series: Poly-proline helix

We're introducing a new series of Foldit puzzles, based on a special type of protein structure called a poly-proline helix. We're challenging Foldit players to design new proteins that incorporate this special helix!

Read more on the Foldit blog, and play Puzzle 1763: Poly-Proline Helix Design: Round 1 online now!

(Fri, 11/22/2019 - 00:29  |  2 comments)

New Update

Hey all,

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

Scripts:
* Added a function GetSymCount - Return the number of symmetry copies. 0 if there are no copies.
* The AddBetweenSegments function has changed to account for symmetric bands:
- (integer segmentIndex1, integer segmentIndex2, [integer atomIndex1], [integer atomIndex2], [integer symnr2])

(Wed, 11/20/2019 - 23:13  |  2 comments)
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