We are the co-developers of Foldit, a computer game that enables you to contribute to cutting edge scientific research. Join this free online game and help us to design new proteins to cure diseases, create new materials, and develop new ways of capturing and storing energy.
By running Rosetta@home on your computer when you’re not using it you will speed up and extend our efforts to design new proteins and predict their 3D shapes. Proteins are the molecular machines and building blocks of life. You can read more about protein folding and design here. Rosetta@home is not for profit.
We are a proud member of the RosettaCommons, which makes close collaboration between laboratories the norm, even with single code modules. This allows for rapid sharing of enhancements and promotes the values of team science. RosettaCommons has a unique agreement among member universities. The source code belongs to the RosettaCommons members and is a collaborative effort among research institutions, a model that promotes shared development and discoveries.
In 2019 David Baker took to the TED stage to share how his team at the Institute for Protein Design is creating entirely new proteins from scratch — and showed how they could help us tackle five massive challenges facing humanity. (This ambitious plan is a part of the Audacious Project, TED’s initiative to inspire and fund global change.)