with Mr. Zip, Geneva, Switzerland, 2012










Dr. Esther van Praag

Rabbit health scientist







Full revision of MediRabbit.com, update of content, addition of illustrations, etc.
Redaction of a new book “How to recognize that my rabbit is sick ?” in French and in English.


Publication of “Transport, Restraint and Manipulation of Rabbits” in French and in English.

Course to veterinarians on "Skin Diseases in Rabbits".


Publication of “Skin Diseases of Rabbits”.


Redaction and page layout of a veterinary level book on specific rabbit diseases, including graphic illustration of the different diseases.


Owner and manager of www.MediRabbit.com, a website dedicated to the latest knowledge in rabbit medicine, preparation of slide presentations for veterinary professionals, collaborations for translations in various countries.


Self-study of veterinary medicine, focused on rabbit medicine.


Head of the Biochemistry department, medical start-up, Zurich, Switzerland.


Post-doc   -  University Hospital of Zurich, Institute of Pathology, Dept. of Child Pathology, Zurich, Switzerland.


Post-doc   -  University of Zurich, Institute for Plant Biology, Dept. of Microbiology, Zurich, Switzerland.


Doctorate  -  "with honors" - Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Faculty of Agricultural, Food and Environmental Quality Sciences, Rehovot, Israel.

Fructose-2,6-Bisphosphate: Its Role in the Regulation of Carbohydrate Metabolism in Citrus Fruits”.


Master in biology  -  RijksUniversity of Leiden, Faculty of Sciences, the Netherlands.

Etude Des Inhibiteurs de la Phosphofructokinase Pyrophosphate Dépendente et Dosage du Fructose2,6 bisphosphate chez les Végétaux Supérieurs.”


Development of a Specific Enzymatic Assay for Lipase that can be used for the Study of Lipid Bodies from Barley.”


International Baccalaureate (IB) at the International School, Geneva, Switzerland.






COST - 818: Hydrogenases and their biotechnological applications.

subject:     Hydrogen as electron donor of microorganism with alternative electron acceptors


FNSR - Fonds National Suisse de Recherche

subject:      Pre-eclampsia – Search for the bullet





Seminar to veterinarians about "Skin Diseases in Rabbits", Neuchâtel, Switzerland.


Presentations on various rabbit health topics in private meetings of rabbit owners.


Dept of Microbiology, University of Zurich: teaching assistant - practical courses.


Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Faculty of Agriculture, teaching assistant in:

· Biochemistry of the plant's secondary metabolism;

· Physiology and pathology of fruit conservation;        

· Botanics of garden plants;                        

· Garden architecture.


Laboratory of Plant Physiology and Biochemistry, University of Geneva, research and teaching assistant.




From the M.S. research:

Effect of chloride ions on the kinetic parameters of the potato tuber and mung-bean pyrophosphate-dependent phosphofructokinase

Degli Agosti R, Van Praag E, Greppin H. Biochem Int. 1992 Mar;26(4):707-13.

Response of the carbohydrate metabolism and fructose-2,6-bisphosphate to environmental changes. Effect of different light treatments.

Van Praag E, Monod E, Greppin H, Degli Agosti R. Botanica Helvetica 1997, 106:103-112.

Response of fructose-2,6-bisphosphate to environmental changes. Effect of low temperature in winter and summer wheat.

Van Praag E, Degli Agosti R. Archives des Sciences 1997, 50:207-215.

From the Ph.D. research:

Control of PPi and ATP-phosphofructokinase in sucrose metabolism in mature grapefruit.

Van Praag E, Zehavi U, Goren R. Abstracts of Papers of the American Chemical Society (1995) vol. 210: 7-carb (1)

Use of 3-D computer modelling and kinetic studies to analyze grapefruit pyrophosphate-dependent phosphofructokinase.

Van Praag E. Int J Biol Macromol. 1997 Dec;21(4):307-17.

Fru 2,6-P2 and citrate: intracellular distribution in citrus tissues and effect on grapefruit leaf PFP.

Van Praag E, Gonzalez P, Brune A, Goren R, Zehavi U, Echeverria E. Biochem Mol Biol Int. 1998 Jan;44(1):117-25.

Kinetic properties of cytosolic fructose 1,6-bisphosphatase from grapefruit. Effect of citrate.

Van Praag E. Biochem Mol Biol Int. 1997 Oct;43(3):625-31.

Kinetic properties of ATP-dependent phosphofructokinase from grapefruit juice sacs: effect of TCA cycle intermediates.

Van Praag E, Zehavi U, Goren R. Biochem Mol Biol Int. 1999 May;47(5):749-56.

Effect of buffer solutions on activation of Shamouti orange pyrophosphate-dependent phosphofructokinase by fructose 2,6-bisphosphate.

Van Praag E, Tzur A, Zehavi U, Goren R. IUBMB Life. 2000 Feb;49(2):149-52.

From the Post-Doc 1 research:

Rhythmic activity of uptake hydrogenase in the prokaryote Rhodospirillum rubrum.

Van Praag E, Degli Agosti R, Bachofen R. J Biol Rhythms. 2000 Jun;15(3):218-24.

Uptake hydrogenase activity during selenite reduction in Rhodospirillum rubrum.

Van Praag E, Degli Agosti R, Bachofen R. Archives des Sciences. 2002 Nov, 55:69-80.

From the Post-Doc 2 research:

Feto-maternal interface of human placenta inhibits angiogenesis in the chick chorioallantoic membrane (CAM) assay.

Stallmach T, Duc C, van Praag E, Mumenthaler C, Ott C, Kolb SA, Hebisch G, Steiner R. Angiogenesis. 2001;4(1):79-84.


Chapter in a book and books:

Esther van Praag, Walter Krebs, Bernadette Nepple and Reinhard Bachofen. Electron production by hydrogenase for bio-remediation of Se-oxoanions. in: Hydrogenase as a Fuel - COST 818 (eds. R. Cammack, M. Frey, R. Robson) 1998, Taylor and Francis, 2001, p 195-6.
ISBN: 0-415-24242-8.








Esther van Praag, Amir Maurer and Tal Saarony. Skin Diseases of Rabbits. Geneva, CH: MediRabbit.com; 2010.

Paperback, 408 pages.

ISBN: 978-0-557-53307-7







Esther van Praag and Amir Maurer. Transport, Restraint and Manipulation of Rabbits. Geneva:CH. MediRabbit.com, 2011. Paberback, 36 pages.

ISBN: 9781470995553


Also in French