Protein Folding Project
on team 32
Last updated March 23, 2006
Current Score: here
is a project being run by Stanford University. The goal is basically
to understand how proteins fold themselves into shapes that work.
This requires huge amounts of computing power which is achieved through
distributed computing, ie. splitting the job into smaller parts and
farming the pieces out to thousands of idle home and business computers.
If the puzzles of protein folding can be discovered then we may also
find solutions to diseases which are thought to be related to misfolded
proteins like Alzheimers and Mad Cow disease.
Our school project is to get as many students folding
proteins as possible. The students have come up with a new folding
name and here it is.
So join in, get involved, and help solve disease!
kiwifolding is a sub-team within a bigger
folding team (team 32).
Stanford Stats page for kiwifolding
Stanford Folding Forum
Papers - the finished reports