Welcome to the Folding@Home team site for Team Fold the North – Team GOC.

About The Team

Public Servants in the Government of Canada acting in the role of Citizen Scientists are lending their computers to Folding@Home; helping find a COVID-19 vaccine by modeling protein molecules.

What is Folding?

“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.”


How does folding Help Tackle COVID-19?

Downloading Folding@home and helping us run simulations is the primary way to contribute. These calculations are enormous and every little bit helps! Each simulation you run is like buying a lottery ticket. The more tickets we buy, the better our chances of hitting the jackpot.”

Learn more about Folding for COVID-19

Getting Started

For those new to distributed computing projects or for those who just want to get up and going quickly we have broken down the steps to get started. If you runn into issues feel free to Contact Us

  1. Start by downloading the folding software
  2. Then join the Team Equipe GOC #247377 team
  3. Learn how to install and configure
  4. Learn about “protein folding” for COVID-19

Team Info

Team Members

Detailed Stats

Check out how the team is doing compared to other folding teams. You can also track your contributions in the team leaderboard.


Community Support

If you get stuck on the above instructions or just want to engage with the Team Equipe GOC team consider joining GCcollab and join the #covid-folding channel in GCmessage.Here is how.

  1. Go to http://gccollab.ca
  2. Register On GCcollab by creating an account with your Canadian Government issued e-mail
  3. Login to [GCmessage]( with your GCcollab account
  4. join the #covid-folding Channel
  5. OPTIONAL: download Rocket Chat desktop client and [connect it to GCmessage]