You can help fight the coronavirus. All you need is a computer!

26 Mar, 2020

The Folding@home initiative aims to simulate the dynamics of COVID-19 proteins to hunt for new therapeutic opportunities.

Their specialty is in using computer simulations to understand proteins’ moving parts. Watching how the atoms in a protein move relative to one another is important because it captures valuable information that is inaccessible by any other means. Taking the experimental structures as starting points, they simulate how all the atoms in the protein move, effectively filling in the rest of the game that experiments miss.

There are a number of ways you can help, and they’re not mutually exclusive!