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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; 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
  • Juzeniene, Asta; Brekke, Pål; Dahlback, Arne; Andersson-Engels, Stefan; Reichrath, Jörg; Moan, Kristin; Holick, Michael F.; Grant, William B. & Moan, Johan Emilian (2011). Solar radiation and human health. Reports on progress in physics (Print).  ISSN 0034-4885.  74(6) . doi: 10.1088/0034-4885/74/6/066701
  • Kwitniewski, Mateusz; Moan, Johan Emilian & Juzeniene, Asta (2011). Metabolic-targeted therapy with dichloroacetate (DCA): a novel treatment strategy to improve the outcome of photodynamic therapy. Photochemical and Photobiological Sciences.  ISSN 1474-905X.  10(1), s 25- 28 . doi: 10.1039/c0pp00193g
  • Lagunova, Zoya; Porojnicu, Alina Carmen; Lindberg, Fedon A.; Aksnes, Lage & Moan, Johan Emilian (2011). Vitamin D status in Norwegian children and adolescents with excess body weight. Pediatric Diabetes.  ISSN 1399-543X.  12(2), s 120- 126 . doi: 10.1111/j.1399-5448.2010.00672.x
  • Lagunova, Zoya; Porojnicu, Alina Carmen; Vieth, Reinhold; Lindberg, Fedon A.; Hexeberg, Sofie & Moan, Johan Emilian (2011). Serum 25-Hydroxyvitamin D Is a Predictor of Serum 1,25-Dihydroxyvitamin D in Overweight and Obese Patients. Journal of Nutrition.  ISSN 0022-3166.  141(1), s 112- 117 . doi: 10.3945/jn.109.119495
  • Micu, Emanuela; Juzeniene, Asta & Moan, Johan Emilian (2011). Comparison of the time and latitude trends of melanoma incidence in anorectal region and perianal skin with those of cutaneous malignant melanoma in Norway. Journal of the European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology.  ISSN 0926-9959.  25(12), s 1444- 1449 . doi: 10.1111/j.1468-3083.2011.04023.x

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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). 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 radiation and circadian rhythms.
  • Moan, Johan Emilian (2015). Solar radiation and health.
  • 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
  • Juzeniene, Asta; Ma, Li Wei; Kwitniewski, Mateusz; Polev, Georgy A.; Lagunova, Zoya; Dahlback, Arne & Moan, Johan Emilian (2011). Influenza, solar radiation and vitamin D. Anticancer Research.  ISSN 0250-7005.  31(4), s 1502- 1502

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