End of the Human Proteome Folding - Phase 2 project

Researchers at the Bonneau lab have posted a message thanking all the World Community Grid volunteers as the grid computation phase of this project is complete.

Human Proteome Folding Project - Phase 2: Grid phase complete

The grid-computing phase of the Human Proteome Folding - Phase 2 project is now complete. It was a massive project, launched in June 2006, and was the second-longest-running World Community Grid project to date. Volunteer members contributed over 123,000 CPU-years of computing power to run simulations and help determine the structure of proteins. The researchers at the Bonneau lab are very thankful to our members for this support, without which the project would have been impossible.

The researchers have made the protein structure data calculated during this project available to scientists around the world through a public database. This data has led to the publications of eight research papers in academic journals and these results have helped in better understanding the proteins involved in many diseases and have led to further research into how they might be treated. Work will continue for some time as scientists continue to analyze the protein structures.

For more details, please see the latest post from the Bonneau lab team here, as well as their more detailed recent post here.

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