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|field_research_questions="As described above, knowing the structure of a protein is key to understanding how it works and to targeting it with drugs. A small protein can consist of 100 amino acids, while some human proteins can be huge (1000 amino acids). The number of different ways even a small protein can fold is astronomical because there are so many degrees of freedom." [http://fold.it/portal/info/about from official project website]  
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IDENTIFICATION

Participant's homepage
  • Infrastructure:
  • Developed with:
Start date : 2008/05/08
  • Beta start date : N/A
  • End date : Still open.
Subject

Description Fold It is a computer game enabling volonteers to contribute to biochemistry research by resolving proteins puzzles. The game is part of an experimental research project, and is developed by the University of Washington's Center for Game Science in collaboration with the UW Department of Biochemistry. Purpose Identify the structural configuration of natural proteins to study and understand proteins better. ? Research question "As described above, knowing the structure of a protein is key to understanding how it works and to targeting it with drugs. A small protein can consist of 100 amino acids, [[Has research question::while some human proteins can be huge (1000 amino acids). The number of different ways even a small protein can fold is astronomical because there are so many degrees of freedom." from official project website]]

TEAM

MAIN TEAM LOCATION
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University of Washington

Project team page http://fold.it/portal/info/credits Leader: David Baker Institution: Partner institutions: Contact:

USER TASKS

CONTRIBUTION TYPE: data analysis
PARTICIPATION TYPOLOGY: crowdsourcing


GAMING GENRE Puzzle
GAMING ELEMENTS: NONE

COMPUTING
THINKING
SENSING
GAMING

Tasks description

Interaction with objects

Interface

  • Data type to manipulate: 3D manipulation
  • interface enjoyment: cool/attractive
  • Interface usability:

GUIDANCE

GUIDANCE
  • Tutorial: Somewhat
  • Peer to peer guidance: Somewhat
  • Training sequence: Somewhat
FEEDBACK ON
  • Individual performance: Somewhat
  • Collective performance: Somewhat
  • Research progress: Somewhat

Feedback and guidance description

COMMUNITY

COMMUNITY TOOLS
  • Communication: website, blog, forum, wiki, other
  • Social Network: Twitter, Facebook
  • Member profiles:: N/A
  • Member profile elements:
NEWS & EVENTS

Community description

  • Community size (volounteers based) 6398
  • Role:
  • Interaction form:
  • Has official community manager(s): N/A
  • Has team work N/A
  • Other: Forum fairly active.
  • Community led additions:


Other information

1 PROJECT

Url:http://fold.it/portal/
Start date: 2008/05/08
End date: Still open


2 TEAM

Official team page:http://fold.it/portal/info/credits
Leader: David Baker



Main location: University of Washington

3 PROJECT DEFINITION


3.1 Subject

Natural sciences > Biochemistry (biology/medicine/neuroscience)

3.2 Description

Fold It is a computer game enabling volonteers to contribute to biochemistry research by resolving proteins puzzles. The game is part of an experimental research project, and is developed by the University of Washington's Center for Game Science in collaboration with the UW Department of Biochemistry.

3.3 Purpose.

Identify the structural configuration of natural proteins to study and understand proteins better.

3.4 Research question.

"As described above, knowing the structure of a protein is key to understanding how it works and to targeting it with drugs. A small protein can consist of 100 amino acids, while some human proteins can be huge (1000 amino acids). The number of different ways even a small protein can fold is astronomical because there are so many degrees of freedom." from official project website

4 ABOUT PARTICIPANT TASKS


4.1 .

4.2 .

Grey typology Participation typology Contribution type:
Computing: NO Thinking: NO
Sensing: NO Gaming: YES
Crowdsourcing Distributed intelligence
Participatory science Extreme citizen science
Science outreach
Data collection
Data analysis
Data interpretation --------
Gaming
Genre: puzzle Gaming elements:
Interface
Data type to manipulate: 3D manipulation interface enjoyment: cool/attractive
Interface usability:
Member profiles::N/A
Member profile elements:


5 ABOUT GUIDANCE AND FEEDBACK


Guidance Feedback on
Tutorial and documentation: SOMEWHAT
Training sequence: SOMEWHAT
Peer to peer guidance: SOMEWHAT
individual performance: Somewhat
collective performance: Somewhat
research progress: Somewhat

5.1 .

6 COMMUNITY


Tools News & Events

Communication: website, blog, forum, wiki, other
Social Network: Twitter, Facebook

Main news site: http://fold.it/portal/blog
Frequency of project news updates: weekly
Type of events:
Frequency of events :

Community description

Community size (volounteers based): 6398
Role: Interaction form:
Has official community manager(s): N/A
Has team work N/A

Other information about community: Forum fairly active.
Community led additions:

7 OTHER PROJECT INFORMATION




Foldit main.png Yes [[has completion level::Low]

http://fold.it/portal/info/credits

University of Washington


Yes Biochemistry Natural sciences biology/medicine/neuroscience Identify the structural configuration of natural proteins to study and understand proteins better. "As described above, knowing the structure of a protein is key to understanding how it works and to targeting it with drugs. A small protein can consist of 100 amino acids, [[Has research question::while some human proteins can be huge (1000 amino acids). The number of different ways even a small protein can fold is astronomical because there are so many degrees of freedom." from official project website]]

Fold It

data analysis

crowdsourcing 3D manipulation, other: Thinking: no Computing: no Sensing: no Gaming: yes

puzzle

cool/attractive

N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A

N/A

N/A website, blog, forum, wiki, other Twitter, Facebook


http://fold.it/portal/blog 6398 weekly Forum fairly active.


N/A


Low



Bibliography

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