Welcome to the Foldit Wiki

Foldit is an online game in which humans try to solve one of the hardest computational problems in biology: protein folding. You don't need to know anything about biology to play the game, although a little background will help. Most of the players of Foldit are not biologists. Read about The Science Behind Foldit.

Visit the official Foldit site for client downloads, puzzle and player information, the foldit Developer's blogand feedback.
Please read the Community Guidelines, Terms of Service

CASP 11 Results! see the blog post
CASP Includes results from CASP11 2014
Scientist and Developer Chats since 2009
New foldit video: Through the eyes of a scientist, Design solutions reviewed

Foldit Status
Latest updates and system status through the official Twitter and Facebook channels.

Download-Install-Troubleshoot includes Tracks, devprev and using multiple clients on Windows, Mac and Linux
IRC_Chat Foldit IRC (chat) Information
FAQs Frequently asked questions

Foldit Accessibility
Foldit Translations

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New Players

The place to get started is the tutorial puzzles which show you the tools, do these before trying a science puzzle.

David Baker (U

David Baker (U. Washington HHMI) Crowd Sourcing Protein Folding Rosetta@Home and FoldIt


Featured articles

Contents   ( View All Pages - Foldit Wikia Index )

Wisky tand contenders

We've asked the top players to post images of puzzle solutions. Read on to see the latest solutions! and previous solutions.

The Science

These pages describe the science of protein folding.

Helping out

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