What is Folding@HOME?
What does Folding@Home do? Folding@Home is a
distributed computing project which studies
protein folding, misfolding, aggregation, and
related diseases. We use novel computational methods and large scale
distributed computing, to simulate timescales thousands to millions of times
longer than previously achieved. This has allowed us to simulate folding for the
first time, and to now direct our approach to examine folding related disease.
What are proteins and why do they "fold"?
Proteins are biology's workhorses -- its "nanomachines."
Before proteins can carry out their biochemical function, they remarkably
assemble themselves, or "fold."
The process of protein folding, while critical and fundamental to virtually all
of biology, remains a mystery. Moreover, perhaps not surprisingly, when proteins
do not fold correctly (i.e. "misfold"), there can be serious effects, including
many well known
diseases, such as Alzheimer's, Mad Cow (BSE), CJD, ALS, and
What is the Zama Team and How Do I Join?
Folding@Home , Like SETI@Home, encourages participation through the
use of teams. By Joining the ZAHS team, you not only help the folding@home project, you help promote Zama
American High School Alumni name by showing that we alumni are helping our
fellow humans solving real medical problems by donating our spare computer time.
You can join Folding@Home by following
2 simple steps, download the program, Define your username and indicate ZAHS as your team
Suggestion: Use your first name, last name and
graduating year: e.g.: 'Bubba Joe 72' as your username
Folding@Home Users Forum
Email questions to
ZAHS Alumni Home Page
ZAHS Team page dedicated to the