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Johan Emilian Moan

Professor II - Plasma and Space Physics
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Academic interests

Photobiophysics, photobiology and photomedicine, more specifically:

  • Sun and skin cancer
  • Ozone depletion and health consequences
  • Skin cancer epidemiology (a new model for melanoma development)
  • Development of a new suncream
  • The anticarcinogenic effect of sun-induced vitamin D ( the first to document seasonal variations of cancer progression)
  • Photodynamic therapy
  • Circadian rhythms
  • Folate photobiology
  • Development of different skin colours
  • Photochemistry

Higher education and employment history

  • PhD University of Oslo 1975
  • Senior scientist Oslo University Hospital from 1980
  • Adjunct professor University of Oslo from 1991.


  • The 2010 Research prize for the University of Oslo
  • The Birkeland prize in physics, 2003
  • Honorary prize given by The European Society for Photobiology, 1999
  • The 1998 Bergesen prize for applied research and other achievements of benefit for the public




  • Juzeniene, Asta; Baturaite, Zivile; Lagunova, Zoya; Grigalavicius, Mantas; Porojnicu, Alina Carmen; Bruland, Øyvind & Moan, Johan Emilian (2015). Influence of multiple UV exposures on serum cobalamin and vitamin D levels in healthy females. Scandinavian Journal of Public Health.  ISSN 1403-4948.  43(3), s 324- 330 . doi: 10.1177/1403494815572206
  • Juzeniene, Asta; Porojnicu, Alina Carmen; Baturaite, Zivile; Aksnes, Lage; Lagunova, Zoya; Bruland, Øyvind & Moan, Johan Emilian (2015). Vitamin D levels and dietary intake among patients with benign soft tissue tumors and sarcomas. Anticancer Research.  ISSN 0250-7005.  35(2), s 1171- 1180
  • Moan, Johan Emilian; Grigalavicius, Mantas; Baturaite, Zivile; Dahlback, Arne & Juzeniene, Asta (2015). The relationship between UV exposure and incidence of skin cancer. Photodermatology, Photoimmunology & Photomedicine.  ISSN 0905-4383.  31(1), s 26- 35 . doi: 10.1111/phpp.12139
  • Juzeniene, Asta; Grigalavicius, Mantas; Baturaite, Zivile & Moan, Johan Emilian (2014). Minimal and maximal incidence rates of skin cancer in Caucasians estimated by use of sigmoidal UV dose-incidence curves. International journal of hygiene and environmental health (Print).  ISSN 1438-4639.  217(8), s 839- 844 . doi: 10.1016/j.ijheh.2014.06.002
  • Juzeniene, Asta; Iani, Vladimir & Moan, Johan Emilian (2013). Clearance mechanism of protoporphyrin IX from mouse skin after application of 5-aminolevulinic acid. Photodiagnosis and Photodynamic Therapy.  ISSN 1572-1000.  10(4), s 538- 545 . doi: 10.1016/j.pdpdt.2013.05.008
  • Juzeniene, Asta; Tran, Thi Thu Tam; Iani, Vladimir & Moan, Johan Emilian (2013). The action spectrum for folic acid photodegradation in aqueous solutions. Journal of Photochemistry and Photobiology. B: Biology.  ISSN 1011-1344.  126, s 11- 16 . doi: 10.1016/j.jphotobiol.2013.05.011
  • Lagunova, Zoya; Porojnicu, Alina Carmen; Aksnes, Lage; Holick, Michael F.; Iani, Vladimir; Bruland, Øyvind & Moan, Johan Emilian (2013). Effect of vitamin D supplementation and ultraviolet B exposure on serum 25-hydroxyvitamin D concentrations in healthy volunteers: a randomized, crossover clinical trial. British Journal of Dermatology.  ISSN 0007-0963.  169(2), s 434- 440 . doi: 10.1111/bjd.12349
  • Moan, Johan Emilian; Baturaite, Zivile; Grigalavicius, Mantas & Juzeniene, Asta (2013). Cutaneous malignant melanoma incidence rates in Norway. Scandinavian Journal of Public Health.  ISSN 1403-4948.  41(4), s 336- 339 . doi: 10.1177/1403494813479216
  • Orlova, Tetiana; Moan, Johan Emilian; Lagunova, Zoya; Aksnes, Lage; Terenetskaya, Irina & Juzeniene, Asta (2013). Increase in serum 25-hydroxyvitamin-D-3 in humans after sunbed exposures compared to previtamin D-3 synthesis in vitro. Journal of Photochemistry and Photobiology. B: Biology.  ISSN 1011-1344.  122, s 32- 36 . doi: 10.1016/j.jphotobiol.2013.03.006
  • Juzeniene, Asta; Micu, Emanuela; Porojnicu, Alina Carmen & Moan, Johan Emilian (2012). Malignant melanomas on head/neck and foot: differences in time and latitudinal trends in Norway. Journal of the European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology.  ISSN 0926-9959.  26(7), s 821- 827 . doi: 10.1111/j.1468-3083.2011.04162.x
  • Juzeniene, Asta & Moan, Johan Emilian (2012). Beneficial effects of UV radiation other than via vitamin D production. Dermato-Endocrinology.  ISSN 1938-1972.  4(2), s 109- 117 . doi: 10.4161/derm.20013
  • Micu, Emanuela; Baturaite, Zivile; Juzeniene, Asta; Bruland, Øyvind & Moan, Johan Emilian (2012). Superficial-spreading and nodular melanomas in Norway: a comparison by body site distribution and latitude gradients. Melanoma research.  ISSN 0960-8931.  22(6), s 460- 465 . doi: 10.1097/CMR.0b013e3283599cc3
  • Moan, Johan Emilian; Baturaite, Zivile; Juzeniene, Asta & Porojnicu, Alina Carmen (2012). Vitamin D, sun, sunbeds and health. Public Health Nutrition.  ISSN 1368-9800.  15(4), s 711- 715 . doi: 10.1017/S1368980011002801
  • Moan, Johan Emilian; Baturaite, Zivile; Porojnicu, Alina Carmen; Dahlback, Arne & Juzeniene, Asta (2012). UVA, UVB and incidence of cutaneous malignant melanoma in Norway and Sweden. Photochemical and Photobiological Sciences.  ISSN 1474-905X.  11(1), s 191- 198 . doi: 10.1039/c1pp05215b
  • Moan, Johan Emilian; Nielsen, Kristian Pagh & Juzeniene, Asta (2012). Immediate pigment darkening: its evolutionary roles may include protection against folate photosensitization. The FASEB Journal.  ISSN 0892-6638.  26(3), s 971- 975 . doi: 10.1096/fj.11-195859
  • Porojnicu, Alina Carmen; Moroti-Constantinescu, Ruxandra; Laslau, Andrei; Lagunova, Zoya; Dahlback, Arne; Hristea, Adriana & Moan, Johan Emilian (2012). Vitamin D status in healthy Romanian caregivers and risk of respiratory infections. Public Health Nutrition.  ISSN 1368-9800.  15(11), s 2157- 2162 . doi: 10.1017/S1368980012000158
  • Uzdensky, Anatoly; Kristiansen, Bjørn Evert; Moan, Johan Emilian & Juzeniene, Asta (2012). Dynamics of signaling, cytoskeleton and cell cycle regulation proteins in glioblastoma cells after sub-lethal photodynamic treatment: Antibody microarray study. Biochimica et Biophysica Acta - General Subjects.  ISSN 0304-4165.  1820(7), s 795- 803 . doi: 10.1016/j.bbagen.2012.03.008
  • Agostinis, Patrizia; Berg, Alf Kristian; Cengel, Keith A.; Foster, Thomas H.; Girotti, Albert W.; Gollnick, Sandra O.; Hahn, Stephen M.; Hamblin, Michael; Juzeniene, Asta; Kessel, David; Korbelik, Mladen; Moan, Johan Emilian; Mroz, Pawel; Nowis, Dominika; Piette, Jacques; Wilson, Brian C. & Golab, Jakub (2011). Photodynamic Therapy of Cancer: An Update. Ca (Print).  ISSN 0007-9235.  61(4), s 250- 281 . doi: 10.3322/caac.20114
  • Grant, William B.; Juzeniene, Asta & Moan, Johan Emilian (2011). Health benefit of increased serum 25(OH)D levels from oral intake and ultraviolet-B irradiance in the Nordic countries. Scandinavian Journal of Public Health.  ISSN 1403-4948.  39(1), s 70- 78 . doi: 10.1177/1403494810382473

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  • Moan, Johan Emilian (2015). Annual rhythms, winter depressions and light therapy.
  • Moan, Johan Emilian (2015). Health effects of solar radiation.
  • Moan, Johan Emilian (2015). Health effects of solar radiation in Winter.
  • Moan, Johan Emilian (2015). Light in Science and Faith.
  • Moan, Johan Emilian (2015). Light in Science and Religion.
  • Moan, Johan Emilian (2015). Light in mythology, religion and science.
  • Moan, Johan Emilian (2015). Solar Radiation and Health.
  • Moan, Johan Emilian (2015). Solar- and sun-bed - radiation and human health.
  • Moan, Johan Emilian (2015). Solar radiation and circadian rhythms.
  • Moan, Johan Emilian (2015). Solar radiation and health.
  • Moan, Johan Emilian (2015). Solens Advokat. Sunnhetsbladet.  ISSN 0332-7434.  (4)
  • Moan, Johan Emilian (2015). Søvn og lys. Somnus.  (1), s 36- 37
  • Moan, Johan Emilian (2015). The Death as described by great international authors and poets.
  • Moan, Johan Emilian (2015). The best of Norwegian Poetry.
  • Moan, Johan Emilian (2015). The death as described by famous authors.
  • Moan, Johan Emilian (2015). The history of light in Uns light year.
  • Moan, Johan Emilian (2015). Vitamin D and Health.
  • Moan, Johan Emilian (2015). Vitamin D and Parkinsonism.
  • Dahl, Annette Veberg; Wold, Jens Petter; Moan, Johan Emilian & Lundby, Frank (2014). Hvorfor smaker melk vondt når den har blitt utsatt for lys?.
  • Moan, Johan Emilian (2014, 11. april). Engstelige nordmenn er skremt vekk fra sola. [Radio].  nrk.
  • Moan, Johan Emilian (2014). Helse fra solen- ikke bare D-vitamin?.
  • Moan, Johan Emilian (2014). Light and Health.
  • Moan, Johan Emilian (2014). Melanoma, sun and vitamin D.
  • Moan, Johan Emilian (2014). Månen- virker den på psyken og menstruasjonssyklusen?. Helsemagasinet VOF.  s 14- 17
  • Moan, Johan Emilian (2014, 23. april). Om sol og helse og overvekt (Morgenlys gjør slank). [Radio].  NRK P2, ekko hovedsending.
  • Moan, Johan Emilian (2014). Science and Religion.
  • Moan, Johan Emilian (2014). Science and Religion: A conflict?.
  • Moan, Johan Emilian (2014). Sol, Vitamin D, diabetes, kreft.
  • Moan, Johan Emilian (2014). Solar radiation and Health.
  • Moan, Johan Emilian (2014). Solar radiation and Health.
  • Moan, Johan Emilian (2014, 03. juni). Sun and multipple sclerosis. [TV].  EKKO, NRK P2.
  • Moan, Johan Emilian (2014). Sun, vitamin D, cancer, health.
  • Moan, Johan Emilian (2014). The balance: Vitamin D versus skin cancer.
  • Moan, Johan Emilian (2014). The history of vitamin D.
  • Moan, Johan Emilian (2014). The importance of light for health.
  • Moan, Johan Emilian (2014). UV radiation and melanoma current concepts.
  • Moan, Johan Emilian & Juzeniene, Asta (2014). Mørketiden går på helsen løs. Aftenposten Viten.
  • Grigalavicius, Mantas; Juzeniene, Asta; Hamre, Børge; Stamnes, Jakob J.; Jani, I.V & Moan, Johan Emilian (2013). UVA-induced optical skin changes.
  • Moan, Johan Emilian (2013). D-vitamin - nøkkelen til god helse.
  • Moan, Johan Emilian (2013). D-vitamin og helse.
  • Moan, Johan Emilian (2013). Highlights on vitamin D.
  • Moan, Johan Emilian (2013). Human circadian and circannual rhythms.
  • Moan, Johan Emilian (2013). Hva er konsekvensene av D-mitaminmangel?.
  • Moan, Johan Emilian (2013). Hvor viktig er D-vitaminet og hvordan får vi nok?.
  • Moan, Johan Emilian (2013). Light, circadian- and circannual rhythms.
  • Moan, Johan Emilian (2013). Sol gir bedre helse. Aura Avis.  s 16- 16
  • Moan, Johan Emilian (2013). Sol, solarier, D-vitamin og helse. Aura Avis.  s 16- 16
  • Moan, Johan Emilian (2013). Sol, vitamin D, liv og lagnad.
  • Moan, Johan Emilian (2013). Solar radiation and health.
  • Moan, Johan Emilian (2013). Sollys, vitamin D og helse.
  • Moan, Johan Emilian (2013). Sun and Health.
  • Moan, Johan Emilian (2013). Sun and health. Vitamin D against skin cancer.
  • Moan, Johan Emilian (2013). Sun, cirannual and circadian rhytms.
  • Moan, Johan Emilian (2013). Vitamin C and health.
  • Moan, Johan Emilian (2013). Vitamin D and health.
  • Moan, Johan Emilian (2013). Vitamin D and the health. News of the year.
  • Moan, Johan Emilian (2013). Vitamin D, solar radiation and health.
  • Moan, Johan Emilian (2013). Vitamin D. What is new under the sun?.
  • Juzeniene, Asta; Grant, William B. & Moan, Johan Emilian (2012). Reply to "Vitamin D supplementation did not prevent influenza-like illness as diagnosed retrospectively by questionnaires in subjects participating in randomized clinical trials". Scandinavian Journal of Infectious Diseases.  ISSN 0036-5548.  44(9), s 712- 713 . doi: 10.3109/00365548.2012.658580
  • Moan, Johan Emilian (2012). Circadian and circannual rhythms in humans.
  • Moan, Johan Emilian (2012). D-vitamines historie (evolusjon, hudfarge, rakitt. Hvordan solen lager D-vitamin i huden. D-vitaminets biokjemi og fysiologiske betydning. Helseeffekter, optimale nivåer etc.
  • Moan, Johan Emilian (2012). Døgnrytmer og årsrytmer hos mennesket. Almanakk for Norge.  ISSN 0806-5632.
  • Moan, Johan Emilian (2012). Glimpses from a 45 year research career.
  • Moan, Johan Emilian (2012). Health effects of solar radiation.
  • Moan, Johan Emilian (2012). Helse av vitamin D - hvordan får vi nok? Med spesielt fokus på diabetes.
  • Moan, Johan Emilian (2012, 01. juli). Intervju på nyhetskanalen TV2. Om solalier og helse. [TV].  Nyhetskanal TV2.
  • Moan, Johan Emilian (2012). Melanoma and Vitamin D.
  • Moan, Johan Emilian (2012). Sol og helse: D vitamin eller hudkreft?.
  • Moan, Johan Emilian (2012). Solar radiation and health.
  • Moan, Johan Emilian (2012). Solstråler beskytter og fører til kreft: Skal vi velge solseng eller solkrem?.
  • Moan, Johan Emilian (2012). Solvitaminets historie.
  • Moan, Johan Emilian (2012). Sun and vitamin D.
  • Moan, Johan Emilian (2012). Sun, vitamin D and health.
  • Moan, Johan Emilian (2012). The History of Vitamin D.
  • Moan, Johan Emilian (2012). The history of vitamin D.
  • Moan, Johan Emilian (2012). Vitamin D from food and sun.
  • Moan, Johan Emilian (2012). Vitamin D og helse - en oversikt.
  • Moan, Johan Emilian (2012). Vitamin D: Biokjemi, biologi og helseeffekter.
  • Moan, Johan Emilian (2012). Vitamin D: its biology, physiology and health effects.
  • Moan, Johan Emilian (2012). Årsrytmer hos mennesket. Om menneskelige klokke.
  • Grant, William B.; Juzeniene, Asta; Lagunova, Zoya; Porojnicu, Alina Carmen & Moan, Johan Emilian (2011). Vitamin D levels in Norway may be inadequate to reduce risk of breast cancer. International Journal of Cancer.  ISSN 0020-7136.  128(9), s 2249- 2250 . doi: 10.1002/ijc.25552

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