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Citizen Science - Foldit

Citizen Science - Foldit

The following presentation is based on this paper, which looked at how a protein-folding online computer game can be improved as a tool for citizen science:

​Koepnick, B., Flatten, J., Husain, T., Ford, A., Silva, D. A., Bick, M. J., Bauer, A., Liu, G., Ishida, Y., Boykov, A., Estep, R. D., Kleinfelter, S., Nørgård-Solano, T., Wei, L., Players, F., Montelione, G. T., DiMaio, F., Popović, Z., Khatib, F., Cooper, S., … Baker, D. (2019). De novo protein design by citizen scientists. Nature, 570(7761), 390–394. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41586-019-1274-4


Citizen science, also called crowd-sourced science, is the involvement of the public in scientific research, improving the scientific community's capacity and promoting the public's understanding of science.

Foldit is an online protein-folding simulation computer game where players can create novel proteins and are scored based on the stability of the protein.​

You can give the game a try here: https://fold.it/

Citizen Science - Foldit © 2020 by E. Nomi is licensed under CC BY-NC-SA 4.0

The University of Nomi

February 07, 2024

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