Hello my name is Pascal Wolfteich
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Check out my electron density video, showing how the different sidechains look in the density.
The Intro Puzzles page on the Foldit wiki links to tips for each intro puzzle, including videos.
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
-Apr 2014: lonesome soloist then Boinc.be, 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
-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
-June 2019, co-authored among Foldit Players on a Nature paper protein design by Citizen Scientists
-Dec 2019: rank 1 evolvers (best rank ever: sym 1, prediction 1, pilot 1, design 2, overall 3, ED 3, CR 5, CASP 8, PC 7).
-Dec 2019: best foldit contribution total with Solo 3 + Evo 1 = 4 (total rank 2).
Soloists chart /Evolvers chart / Group chart
B.Sc. in Molecular Biology and Genetics.
Currently M.Sc student.
Actively folding proteins since February 2018.
I like science and i like puzzles.
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.
Information analyst. Background: degree in Mathematics and Computer science. C systems programmer a long time ago.
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.
I have 25 years of professional experience in IT, rewrote ray tracing software in x86 assembly language, built a 3d interface for LCD shutter glasses so I could play Descent stereoscopically in 1996, optimized Raistmer's SETI at home in SSSE3 assembly, created and sold computer art, wrote up and filed patents, trademarks, domains.
I like to push frontiers and discover new ones.
I have funded and built a series of workstations exclusively for use with Foldit, running 24/7 reaching a historical 25.000.000 moves on may 7th 2012 at 15:45 UTC. Just over a year later Fold.it introduced a new achievement to honor breaking a new frontier, the 50 Megamoves limit: http://fold.it/portal/node/994984
I reached Global Soloist Rank #1 position for the first time on june 24, 2012 at 14:00 CET.
Contenders is my home and I feel happy being among like-minded souls who are passionate about what they do.
List of news related to puzzles we (all) worked on:
Ancien responsable informatique
I have recently shifted careers to become a high school educator. I am having fun in the trenches of urban education. My first (academic) love is enzyme catalysis, and my second is protein structure. I am learning to love motivating young people. Foldit exercises another part of my brain that teaching does not.
Industrial organic chemist who has too much time on his hands, hence Foldit.
Diploma in Mathematics and Computer Sciences in 2001
Systemadministrator ever since.
IRC only account: jausmh2IRC