We decided to become part of the exciting Folding@home project and are happy to see that all CTU departments together make our university #1 in the Czech Republic in terms of the computations. As of May 27, 2020, CTU has collected 3 506 374 825 points which is more than any other university participating. See the statistics at FIT CTU website. If you never heard about this academic project before, Folding@home is focused on disease research that requires many calcul­ations. And that's where citizen science comes in! Anyone can help the researchers from Washington University by downloading software allowing you to share your unused computer power. And that's exactly what we did.

Folding home

Folding@home (FAH or F@h) is a distributed computing project for simulating protein dynamics, including the process of protein folding and the movements of proteins implicated in a variety of diseases. It brings together citizen scientists who volunteer to run simulations of protein dynamics on their personal computers. Insights from this data are helping scientists to better understand biology, and providing new opportunities for developing therapeutics.