Further adventures of a guy who partially uncooked an egg

“We showed that you could uncook the egg and then cook it again. We used mechanical energy to drive the proteins into the correct shape. I became really interested in how you transform things. How do you change chemicals and do it on a massive scale?”

UCI [University of California, Irvine] News profiles Ig Nobel Prize-winner Greg Weiss, with the headline: “The Speed King—Professor Greg Weiss and collaborators have developed a method of detecting cancer molecules within minutes, a breakthrough that could save lives.”

“Gregory Weiss of UC Irvine has discovered how lysozymes in tears and saliva work to destroy harmful bacteria.” photo : Steve Zylius/UC Irvine Communications