I know it’s hard to imagine because you are just starting out in the lab, but I’m sure you have some skills and knowledge that are valuable and that you could make a contribution to this lab. Here are some things that you might mention, depending on what you think your primary strengths are. Once you’ve asked your questions about the research in this lab, be prepared to give an example that would show one or more of these traits:
1. Positive attitude (this goes a long way in a lab environment)
2. Ability to work independently (once you’ve been trained)
3. Meticulous lab work
4. Hard worker
5. Perseverance and follow-through
6. Quick learner
7. Willing to wash dishes (or other tedious lab task) to help the lab in general
8. Specific knowledge of techniques that you learned last year.
9. Excellent oral and written communication skills.
You might be able to think of something else.
Here’s a link to information on 2-d electrophoresis. In 1-d electrophoresis, proteins are separated by size. In 2-d analysis, proteins are first separated by charge (isoelectric point) and then by size. This results in separation of hundreds and up to thousands of proteins in a specific run. There are related links on this page that will help you find more detailed information.http://www.bio-rad.com/evportal/en/US/e ... =LUSQG6LPT