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.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]