Coronavirus Puzzle game: Contribute to the fight against COVID-19

Mar 24, 2020

We would like to share with you a fun, yet beneficial activity to fight back against Covid-19.

Foldit is a revolutionary crowdsourcing computer game, run by academic research scientists, which enables you to contribute to valuable research

In Foldit, you complete puzzles by folding protein structures, furthering our collective understanding of different protein chains.

As mentioned in the Foldit FAQ: “The more we know about how certain proteins fold, the better new proteins we can design to combat the disease-related proteins and cure the diseases.”
In the fight against Covid-19, the developers have created a new puzzle specifically focussed on the Coronavirus spike protein. You can help to design a protein that binds to the coronavirus spike protein, blocking the interaction with human cells and halt infection.

Start completing puzzles for free here: 

Find out more in this short youtube video:

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