Join the fight against COVID-19

ElevateByRayyan now has a folding@home team. Folding@home is a software that allows you to share your unused computer power to research potential vaccines for COVID-19. Let's band together and help the scientific community.

Details for joining the group are as follows:
Download link
Team No.* 263198
Instructions Just copy the team number in the "Change Identity" option after you set up your own client from here.

*Only team No. is required to join the ElevatebyRayyan team at folding@home.


Pandemics are the ultimate test to humanity. In a world where most of us feel a lacking of agency, this project will help you create an impact even if it is just sharing some computing power.

Regardless of where we all live, we all own machines that are idle most of the time. Contribute your personal tech investments behind research that has previously proven to help humanity.

As with any fair and equitable society, your philanthropic endeavors will be recognized aswell. A certificate is rewarded to all who help complete any number of projects which can be accessed from the donors page. An example of my certificate is shown here (you can see further details of my contribution here).

Team Stats

Date of last work unit: 2020-04-24
Active CPUs within 50 days: 5
Team Id: 263198
Grand Score: 264,721
Work Unit Count: 29
Team Ranking: 31,124 of 252,095

Ongoing Project: 14627

This project is managed by at Temple University.

Dr. Voelz's research focuses on using new simulation methods to unravel the mysteries of how proteins self-assemble into their functional folds, and to design folding and binding properties of proteins and peptide mimetics from first principles. The Voelz Lab participates in the Folding@home project, hosting two servers at Temple University. Dr. Voelz was formerly a postdoctoral scholar in the Vijay Pande lab at Stanford University.

Previous Projects

Project 16802
Disease Type: covid-19

This is the first COVID19 project from our lab. We are assembling the envelope protein, which is an ion channel important for viral function. Learning about how it forms can inform the design of molecules that will prevent proper assembly.

This project is managed by at KTH /SciLifeLab.

Project 16425
Disease Type: covid-19

This project simulates the NSP7 co-factor in the monomeric state from SARS-CoV-2! To replicate itself, the virus uses "polymerase" proteins that transcribe the viral genome after it infects a host cell (aka our cells). The known polymerase of the viruses utilizes 3 proteins, NSP7 and NSP8, and NSP12. This project simulates NSP7 in isolation. Our hope is to identify a potentially druggable site in this polymerase for drug dessign efforts. This project is related to p16424, p16431, and p16432.  

This project is managed by at Washington University in St. Louis.

Sukrit Singh is a Biophysics PhD student in Greg Bowman's lab at Washington University in St. Louis.


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