|Active Projects - Biology & Medicine|
Folding@home is one of the older protein simulation projects, and one of the few that does not use the BOINC Platform. It started on October 1st, 2000. If you want to see pictures and movies of proteins that have been simulated in the past, check them out here. The team has published over 75 papers.
The Folding@Home team began by simulating proteins such as an alpha helix, then HIV and a beta-beta-alpha fold and the villin headpiece. The predicted folding times for these proteins were quite close to the actual folding times for the molecules. After testing these results, the team knew that their simulation algorithm was on the right track. The team has proceeded to computational drug research, studies on cancerous tumor suppressors, and work on the folding of proteins and peptides in confined spaces.
Their current and completed projects deal with: