Dr. Erdmann Rapp studied chemistry at the universities of Konstanz and Tübingen in Germany. During his PhD, he was stipendiary of DFG graduate school for analytical chemistry at the Eberhard Karls University of Tübingen and did fundamental research and method development on miniaturized separation techniques coupled to MS and NMR. He was invited research fellow at the NMR Centre of Wageningen University (The Netherlands), studying fluid dynamics in miniaturized separation systems via NMR-imaging.
In 2001 he got research associate and head of the Laboratory for Miniaturized Separation Techniques at the Institute of Process Engineering of the Otto von Guericke University in Magdeburg (Germany), where he continued his fundamental research on fluid dynamics in electrokinetically and hydrodynamically driven open tubular and packed capillaries and its impact on the analysis of biomolecules.
Since 2003 till present, he is head of Bio/Process Analytics at Max Planck Institute for Dynamics of Complex Technical Systems in Magdeburg (Germany). He and his team are working on the development and implementation of innovative cutting edge bio/process analytical tools for a deeper understanding of bio(techno)logical processes - in particular, on high-throughput tools for proteomics, glycoproteomics and glycomics to be able to handle large sample numbers arising along bioprocess development and biomarker discovery. With the invention of “glyXbox”, a high-performance glycoanalysis system, he got key founder of glyXera GmbH, providing glycoanalytical products and services to academia, clinics and industry.