Alexander K. Buell

Technical University of Denmark
Protein Biophysics

Alex is an ace at combining theory and experiments, and he has a unique knack for finding scientific instruments and using them in unexpected ways.

As a professor at the Technical University of Denmark, Alex leads the Protein Biophysics group. He and his colleagues use an understanding of biophysical theory and a well-equipped lab to study different types of protein assembly.

Their primary focus is on the biophysical aspects of amyloid formation and liquid-liquid phase separation.

Favourite Applications


Liquid-Liquid Phase Separation

Take full control of your condensates. Labbot can help you fine-tune solution conditions and map out phase behavior in unrivaled detail, giving you a better understanding of how droplets come and go.


Amyloid Aggregation

Maximize the information obtained from each sample and untangle the complexities of fibril growth. By combining full spectrum readouts with light scattering and exercising complete control over sample conditions, you can easily set up your next amyloid experiment.

Why Did You Invest in a Labbot?

When I started my lab at DTU, I needed to outfit a whole biophysics lab on a limited budget. Labbot (still called Probe Drum back then) seemed like an excellent deal in terms of value for money.

Several instruments (light scattering, UV/Vis, spectrophotometer) included in one and with a minimal spatial footprint was perfect for me.

The Best Thing with Using Labbot?

Being able to perform multiple experiments on the identical sample removes any problems stemming from sample to sample variability when comparing the results of different experiments. Furthermore, the possibility to control pH and temperature simultaneously on the same sample.