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Awaiting SDS-PAGE

By: Egor Egorov (Faculty of Biology, Medicine and Health)
Competition Year: 2018
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In a tenebrous lab with fluorescing glass slides,
I rest my rough head among cultured cell lines.
I wait and I wait, while the plume-like projection
Gently descends to reach its perfection.

Flashback.
Ten minutes ago, I fitted the mucus-like gel,
I loaded the samples and marker as well.
The marker gave bands of certain molecular weight.
The proteins, well… They decided to wait.

Now, back to the present. The blue lines appeared!
A Coomassie blue splash completed its deed!
I raise my bright head from the ink-stained hands,
I pick up the gel and observe clear bands.

I look at the gel; I scan through the notes;
I check in the textbook; I ask Dr Coates.
And yes, the results were impaired by the heat.
That means only one thing – an extra repeat!
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