Haakon Breien Benestad

Professor emeritus
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Academic interests

See below - teaching

Courses taught

  • Lectures at Medical faculty, for 1. and 3. semester medical, dentistry and nutrition students on the following topics: procreation of various species and the reproductive system in man; stem cells and the generation and function of haemic cells; inflammation; defence mechanisms of the respiratory tract
  • Lectures and case discussion in basic PhD course at Medical faculty: research planning, check list and methods in basic medical research; ethics and fraud in science


  • 2010: Professor emeritus
  • 1990:  Professor of Medicine (Cell Physiology)
  • 1983 – 2003: Annual courses for PhD students in the basics of the  biomedical research process (with Dr. J.-G. Iversen)
  • 1983 – ca. 2000: Medical faculty consultant on university pedagogics, practical aspects of teaching in medical school
  • 1972: PhD (UiO)  with thesis “Murine haematopoiesis studied with the diffusion chamber technique”
  • 1965: MD University of Oslo (UiO)


  • 2006 – 09: Elected Pro-Rector University of Oslo


  • Colaboration with Professor Bent Rolstad, Immunebiological lab, Dept. of anatomy, Inst. of Basic Medical Sciences
Tags: Blood and immunology, Research ethics, Stem cells


  • Benestad, Haakon Breien (2018). Hvordan oppst?r immunologisk hukommelse?. Tidsskrift for Den norske legeforening.  ISSN 0029-2001.  138(10) . doi: 10.4045/tidsskr.18.0206
  • Benestad, Haakon Breien (2017). Genmodifiserte T-celler mot kreft. Tidsskrift for Den norske legeforening.  ISSN 0029-2001.  137(10), s 709 . doi: 10.4045/tidsskr.17.0321
  • Hamarsland, Håvard; Nordengen, Anne Lene; Aas, Sigve Nyvik; Holte, Kristin Tosterud; Garthe, Ina; Paulsen, Gøran; Cotter, Matthew; Børsheim, Elisabet; Benestad, Haakon Breien & Raastad, Truls (2017). Native whey protein with high levels of leucine results in similar post-exercise muscular anabolic responses as regular whey protein: a randomized controlled trial. Journal of the International Society of Sports Nutrition.  ISSN 1550-2783.  14:43, s 1- 12 . doi: 10.1186/s12970-017-0202-y Show summary
  • Nilsen, Tormod Skogstad; Thorsen, Lene; Fosså, Sophie Dorothea; Wiig, Martin; Kirkegaard, Camilla; Skovlund, Eva; Benestad, Haakon Breien & Raastad, Truls (2016). Effects of strength training on muscle cellular outcomes in prostate cancer patients on androgen deprivation therapy. Scandinavian Journal of Medicine & Science in Sports.  ISSN 0905-7188.  26(9), s 1026- 1035 . doi: 10.1111/sms.12543 Show summary

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  • Benestad, Haakon Breien (2016). Et eventyrlig liv. Hans Landstad (1880-1957): sort får, seilskipsmannskap og sjefskonstruktør. Michael - Det norske medisinske selskaps tidsskrift.  ISBN 978-82-92871-88-1.  194 s.
  • Laake, Petter; Benestad, Haakon Breien & Olsen, Bjørn Reino (ed.) (2015). Research in Medical and Biological Sciences: From Planning and Preparation ot Grant Application and Publication.. Academic Press.  ISBN 978-0-12-799943-2.  566 s.

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  • Benestad, Haakon Breien & Valeur, Jørgen (2018). Har tarmfloraen betydning for utvikling av multippel sklerose?. Tidsskrift for Den norske legeforening.  ISSN 0029-2001.  138(3), s 235- 235
  • Benestad, Haakon Breien & Laake, Petter (2015). Research Strategies, Planning and Analysis, In Petter Laake; Haakon Breien Benestad & Bjørn Reino Olsen (ed.),  Research in Medical and Biological Sciences: From Planning and Preparation ot Grant Application and Publication..  Academic Press.  ISBN 978-0-12-799943-2.  Kapittel 4.  s 89 - 104
  • Benestad, Haakon Breien (2014). Re: En mann i 80-årene med muskelstivhet og hudblødninger :. Tidsskrift for Den norske legeforening.  ISSN 0029-2001.  134(14), s 1344 . doi: 10.4045/tidsskr.14.0819
  • Benestad, Haakon Breien & Laake, Petter (2014). Dårlig tittel - dårlig manus?. Tidsskrift for Den norske legeforening.  ISSN 0029-2001.  134(4), s 382- 382 . doi: 10.4045/tidsskr.14.0143

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