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POEM@Home is a distributed computing project hosted by the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology and running on the Berkeley Open Infrastructure for Network Computing (BOINC) software platform. It models protein folding using Anfinsen's dogma. POEM@Home was started in 2007.[1] The POEM@home applications are proprietary.

Scientific objectives[edit]

The project intends to study how protein structure determines protein function, predict a protein's structure from its amino acid sequence, investigate how proteins interact with each other, and understand how malfunctioning proteins can cause functional disorders. The resulting knowledge can then be used in the development of medical treatments.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ News archive boinc.fzk.de

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