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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



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