Foldit

Foldit

Knowing the structure of a protein is key to understanding how it works and to targeting it with drugs. The number of different ways even a small protein can fold is astronomical. Foldit attempts to predict the structure of a protein by taking advantage of humans’ puzzle-solving intuitions and having people play competitively and collaboratively to fold the best proteins in 3D puzzle games. Foldit is developed by the Center for Game Science at University of Washington in collaboration with UW Department of Biochemistry.



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Articles

A week to tweet about Science and Games
#8 Players become Experts

From April 10th to April 15th, Citizen Science Games was hosting the @IamCitSci Twitter account. The whole week was dedicated to games and science. We storified the week in different episodes, in case you missed […]

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Computer gamers solve medical problems

As a core area of molecular biology, the study of protein structure is integral to elucidating pathological processes. Protein structure prediction has become one of the most important goals of pharmaceutical and biochemical industries. With […]

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Publications

Foldit Standalone: a video game-derived protein structure manipulation interface using Rosetta

Foldit Standalone is an interactive graphical interface to the Rosetta molecular modeling package. In contrast to most command-line or batch interactions with Rosetta, Foldit Standalone is designed to allow easy, real-time, direct manipulation of protein […]

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Chefs Know More than Just Recipes: Professional Vision in a Citizen Science Game

Over the past decade there has been a rapid increase in the number of citizen science projects. Citizen science is now an accepted term for a range of practices that involve members of the general […]

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Interviews

Radio interview on Science Friday, Adam Gazzaley and Zoran Popovic

Radio interview on Science Friday, a weekly radio show and website covering science, technology and other cool stuff. For the game Neuroracer: Adam Gazzaley, an associate professor of neurology, physiology and psychiatry at the University […]

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