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(Global Rank: #1 | Global Score: 3652)

Six years folding as of 12/27/18!

Spent a good part of the year as #1 soloist and #1 evolver, only to be dethroned late in the year by retiredmichael on the solo side and Galaxie on the evo.

I gotta get a bigger computer, but a good year overall.

According to my spreadsheet, in six years, I've played 883 puzzles for global points as a soloist, 748 as an evolver. (That doesn't count test puzzles, or puzzles that were closed early due to bugs, both of which award zero points.)

I've had 82 first-place finishes as soloist, 55 seconds, and 66 thirds. As an evolver, 84 firsts, 96 seconds, and 58 thirds.

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(Global Rank: #2 | Global Score: 3537)

semi-retired carpenter

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(Global Rank: #3 | Global Score: 3286)

I work as a program and policy analyst for the USPS with a graphic arts and instructional design background (designing publications, designing, writing and scripting training content). I discovered Foldit while researching gamification for web based training. After an abortive start back in 2014 (I was terribly frustrated by the tutorials on my first try), I took another gamification course in 2015 and came back for more. This time the hook stuck, and I have been folding proteins ever since.

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(Global Rank: #4 | Global Score: 3170)

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(Global Rank: #5 | Global Score: 3151)

Started crunching Boinc a few years ago and was introduced to folding by a Boinc team-mate, so have added that to my list of worthy causes.

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(Global Rank: #7 | Global Score: 2864)

Bio-engineer 30 years ago, I PhD recently on the opposite scale: the World's ecology and sustainable development indicators.

I find Foldit inspiring for the research process and it's link with development and what we call "technological lock in" in History: one step back, 2 steps forwards can help humanity to go out of the current unsustainable high carbon societies lock-in.

From the game point of view, I like evolving and scripting in order to learn what is a beautiful protein.

-Oct 2012: Joined L'Alliance Francophone -Apr-Sep 2013: rank 1 symmetric evolvers -May 2013: Joined Beta Folders -Nov 2013: first time our group solution further used in Science -Dec 2013: Came back to L'Alliance Francophone -Feb 2014: rank 2 evolvers (best rank ever: sym 1, prediction 1, pilot 1, design 2, overall 3, ED 3, CR 5, CASP 8, PC 7). -Apr 2014: lonesome soloist then, then founded the unconventional Soloists virtual group, then joined Go Science for the CASP11 race. We ended on rank 4. Nice to have many good evolvers there: this helps a lot for my solos. -May 2014: strange feeling beeing CASP11 solo n°1 after 5 puzzles (2 after 8 puzzles, 8 at the end). This encouraged me to concentrate on solos. -May 2014: Got Master soloists. -Aug 2014: Solo rank 10 -Oct 2014: prediction solo rank 1 !! -10 March 2015: Solo 2 (during 1 day !) -Best solo rank ever: 2 (Prediction 1, Pilot 1, CASP11 2, overall 2, design 2, symmetry 2, ED 2, PC 3, HF 46). -Best Foldit contribution ever (Nov 2015): Solo 2 + Evo 3 = 5 (total rank = 1) -Sept 2016: Our group solution used in science (Nature paper)! -nov 2017 Pilot soloist 1 after 10 puzzles -may 2018: almost equalized best foldit contribution with Solo 3 + Evo 2 = 5 (total rank 2). -June 2018, co-authored a Human Computation paper on player's vision -July 2018, co-authored as most Players on a Nature paper on collaborative protein prediction

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(Global Rank: #8 | Global Score: 2835)

Information analyst. Background: degree in Mathematics and Computer science. C systems programmer a long time ago.

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(Global Rank: #10 | Global Score: 2445)

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(Global Rank: #11 | Global Score: 2381)

21 years old currently studying computer science

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(Global Rank: #13 | Global Score: 2269)

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(Global Rank: #15 | Global Score: 2097)

I've worked in the fields of architecture, auto-identification (barcoding), industrial design, and software publishing. I'm an inventor. I've always loved polyhedra and three-dimensional mathematical models.

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(Global Rank: #16 | Global Score: 2062)

I like science and i like puzzles.

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(Global Rank: #17 | Global Score: 1942)

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(Global Rank: #18 | Global Score: 1880)

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(Global Rank: #21 | Global Score: 1681)

Retired Medical Technologist. Worked in clinical immunology lab in teaching hospital. Currently volunteering for Audubon Society, Soaring Club, and my city's CERT (Community Emergency Response Team) program.

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