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Bo Grahn, Longtime Volunteer from the Country of 1,000 Lakes
1 Jun 2016   

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"I want to make the world a better place for [my family], and contributing to World Community Grid is a good way to do that."


A retired father, grandfather, and great-grandfather in Finland, Bo Grahn began volunteering for World Community Grid ten years ago with the Human Proteome Folding project. He has participated in almost every project since then, giving 16 years of run time, including seven years contributed to the Mapping Cancer Markers project alone. "I have a big family," Grahn says. "I want to help make the world a better place for them and contributing to World Community Grid is a good way to do that."

In addition to donating his unused computer time, Grahn helps to spread the word about World Community Grid. While the Help Fight Childhood Cancer project was running on World Community Grid, Grahn contacted Finland's main cancer organization about the project. And during the Computing for Clean Water project, he shared information about the work with a neighbor who was involved in related research. "Finland is a country of 1,000 lakes and we have a good supply of clean water, but much of the world is not in this position," he says. "I'm not a scientist, but I can contribute to science in this way."


 

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