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Algorithm discovery by protein folding game players Firas Khatiba
 

Summary: Algorithm discovery by protein folding game players
Firas Khatiba
, Seth Cooperb
, Michael D. Tykaa
, Kefan Xub
, Ilya Makedonb
, Zoran Popovib
,
David Bakera,c,1
, and Foldit Players
a
Department of Biochemistry; b
Department of Computer Science and Engineering; and c
Howard Hughes Medical Institute, University of Washington,
Box 357370, Seattle, WA 98195
Contributed by David Baker, October 5, 2011 (sent for review June 29, 2011)
Foldit is a multiplayer online game in which players collaborate
and compete to create accurate protein structure models. For spe-
cific hard problems, Foldit player solutions can in some cases out-
perform state-of-the-art computational methods. However, very

  

Source: Anderson, Richard - Department of Computer Science and Engineering, University of Washington at Seattle
Washington at Seattle, University of - Department of Computer Science and Engineering, Graphics and Imaging Laboratory

 

Collections: Computer Technologies and Information Sciences