Protein Modeling and Foldit

The big challenge for Boot Camp was to use the program Foldit to model how the 3D structure of SARS-CoV-2 Nsp5 changed (evolved) and evaluate the energetic consequences of the amino acid changes during the pandemic (through June 2020).

Students installed Foldit on their computers, attended the lectures/demonstrations, and then worked through the Foldit Exercise.

All materials created by Joseph Lubin.

Lectures and Demonstrations

Video: Molecular Modeling in Rosetta and FoldIt

Covers the theory and concepts underlying Foldit (and Rosetta)

Presentation PDF

Video: Hands-on Foldit Primer

Video: Practice Exercise

Exercise and Final Boot Camp Report

Video: Review of Practice Exercise

Used by teams to demonstrate everything learned in Boot Camp.