Flinders U chemist Colin Raston is a new fellow of the Australian Academy of Science (below). His friends say this is an excellent outcome, a reward for a serious scientist who won an Ig Noble for serious science (as the prize often is). Professor Raston and Californian colleagues worked out how to un-cook an egg demonstrating a way to rearrange the structure of proteins (CMM September 21 2015). This is science with potential to synthesise protein based medications and improve biofuels. “It’s fabulous that his persistence, creativity and genuine genius is recognised,” a learned reader remarks.