It all began in October 1 in the year 2000. Back then the Pande Lab only consisted of a few people. Since then we have been able to expand what we do in various different ways, reaching one important goal after another. Here you can learn more about our journey so far, and discover the milestones we have achieved along the way.

  • Public launch

    We released our software to the public and very soon after we had thousands of computers donating otherwise unused computer power.

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  • Antibiotics

    We started work on our first paper with results from our ribosome simulations, within the field of antibiotics. Professor Vijay Pande also presented ribosome results both at a protein folding…

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  • Alzheimer’s Disease

    The first paper from the Pande Lab on Folding@home and Alzheimer’s Disease was submitted. In addition, Folding@home researchers Vishal Vaidyanathan and Nick Kelley presented the latest of our results on…

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  • Cancer and P53

    The first work on cancer and p53 were published. We also expanded Folding@home’s p53 work to other related systems.

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  • Osteogenesis Imperfecta

    Our first work on collagen mutations connected to Osteogenesis Imperfecta was accepted for publication.

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  • Parkinson’s Disease

    We started a pilot study on Parkinson’s Disease, and started to look for further funding to continue our work in the area.

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  • Huntington’s Disease

    The first papers on Folding@home results in regards to Huntington’s Disease were submitted.

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  • A Guiness World Record

    Guinness World Records recognized Folding@home and its users as the most powerful distributed computing network in the world.

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  • Folding for PS3

    Through a collaboration with Sony, folding was made available for PlayStation 3 users via a new client. Folding@home for PS3 was available until November 6, 2012.

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  • Viral diseases

    During this year we published our first work on some of the molecular interactions that occur during the initial stages of viral infection, and how they can impact current antivirus…

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  • Alzheimer’s Disease

    We presented our results regarding new possible drugs to fight Alzheimer’s Disease at a Stanford University meeting organized by the NIH Roadmap Nanomedicine center.

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  • Chagas Disease

    We started a pilot project on Chagas Disease, which is a major disease in Latin America.

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  • Malaria

    We started a pilot project on Malaria, building off methods used for our work on Chagas Disease.

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  • Ten years of folding

    We celebrated Folding@home’s 10 year anniversary.

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  • Diabetes

    Huang Lab at the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology is a part of the Folding@home Consortium. They started two projects researching misfolding connected to Type 2 Diabetes.

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  • A significant milestone – 10 PetaFLOPs

    Folding@home has historically been an extremely powerful computing resource. And in 2013, we exceeded the 10 PetaFLOPs barrier.

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  • Folding for Chrome

    Through a collaboration with Google, Huang Lab and Pande Lab we announced a first open beta test of our FAH client for Google Chrome that allows you to fold directly…

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  • A significant milestone – 40 PetaFLOPs

    We reached a major milestone by breaking the 40-PetaFLOPs barrier.

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  • Folding for Android

    In collaboration with Sony, we brought Folding@home to Sony Mobile phones. During the months that followed the mobile application was made available with broader Android support.

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  • A significant milestone – 100 PetaFLOPs

    A lot of progress has been made in the last few years and we broke yet another barrier when we exceeded 100 PetaFLOPs.

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