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Bruno Kestemont

Overall Soloist Rank 5 Overall Soloist Score 4445

Level 1 0 / 100 XP

Rank 5

Score 4445

Profile

Started
September 24, 2012
Group
Go Science
Recipes
Bruno Kestemont's recipes
Player ID
447652
IRC Name
BrunoKestemont
About Me

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).
-Feb 2019: best foldit contribution total with Solo 2 + Evo 1 = 3 (total rank 1).
-May 2021: rank 1 solo (Best solo rank ever: 1 (Prediction 1, Pilot 1, CASP11 2, overall 2, design 2, symmetry 2, ED 2, PC 3, HF 46).
-5 March 2022: solo 1 and evo 1 at the same time = best contribution (total 1+1=2, total rank =1)
Soloists chart /Evolvers chart / Group chart

Ranks

Puzzle CategorySolo RankEvolver Rank
Overall 5 3
Symmetry 5 1
Design 8 3
Electron Density 4 3
Intermediate 5 3
Prediction 4 4
Novice 5 4
Advanced 9 6
Beginner 106 9
Small Molecule Design 16 15
Full leaderboards

Soloist Puzzle Scores

PuzzleBest ScorePointsRankAchieved
2203: Electron Density Reconstruction 13 31,500 8 1 minute ago
2202: Two-sided Strand Binder Design: Round 6 19,194 20 2 minutes ago
2204: SARS-CoV-2 helicase CACHE Challenge: Round 1 15,168 26 about 2 hours ago
2201: Monkeypox H3 Binder Design: Round 4 13,417 49 11 3 days ago
2200: Revisiting Puzzle 150: Rosetta Decoy 12 11,404 80 5 5 days ago

Evolver Puzzle Scores

PuzzleBest ScorePointsRankAchieved
2180: Symmetric Terbium Binder Design 17,521 100 1 about 2 months ago
2179: Electron Density Reconstruction 11 13,086 1 14 about 2 months ago
2178: CD47 Binder Design: Round 11 13,843 5 7 about 2 months ago
2177: Two-sided Strand Binder Design 18,378 7 10 about 2 months ago
2176: Revisiting Puzzle 143: Rosetta Decoy 7 9,664 1 13 2 months ago

Achievements


Junior Soloist
Achieved Soloist rank 30 or better in at least 5 puzzles
Veteran Soloist
Achieved Soloist rank 20 or better in at least 10 puzzles
Master Soloist
Achieved Soloist rank 10 or better in at least 15 puzzles
Junior Evolver
Achieved Evolver rank 30 or better in at least 5 puzzles
Veteran Evolver
Achieved Evolver rank 20 or better in at least 10 puzzles
Master Evolver
Achieved Evolver rank 10 or better in at least 15 puzzles
Junior Cook
Created 1 recipe obtaining at least 5 likes
Veteran Cook
Created 3 recipe obtaining at least 5 likes
Master Cook
Created 8 recipe obtaining at least 5 likes
Junior Debugger
Reported 1 bug that was fixed by the Foldit team
Baby Steps
Complete 10 moves
Step Routine
Complete 100 moves
Moving Up
Complete 1000 moves
Professional Mover
Complete 10000 moves
Mover and Shaker
Complete 100000 moves
Perpetual Motion Machine
Complete 1000000 moves
Beyond Perpetual Motion
Complete 10000000 moves
Eternal Motion Machine
Complete 50000000 moves
Thermodynamic Lawbreaker
Complete 100000000 moves
Sidechains
Finish all of the 'Sideschains' intro puzzles
Backbone Packing
Finish all of the 'Backbone Packing' intro puzzles
Hydrogen Bonding
Finish all of the 'Hydrogen Bonding' intro puzzles
Hydrophobics and Hydrophilics
Finish all of the 'Hydrophobics and Hydrophilics' intro puzzles
Protein Design
Finish all of the 'Protein Design' intro puzzles
Tools and Types
Finish all of the 'Tools and Types' intro puzzles
Sequences
Finish all of the 'Sequences' intro puzzles
More Molecules
Finish all of the 'More Molecules' intro puzzles
Conditional Quests
Finish all of the 'Conditional Quests' intro puzzles
Blueprints
Finish all of the 'Blueprints' intro puzzles
Evolver
Improve someone else's solution by evolving it
Teamwork
Share a solution with your group