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Science is at the heart of everything we do. We challenge the status quo and are constantly striving to find and develop ground breaking health and beauty solutions that produce positive changes to help you live a longer, healthier and happier life. It is with the mission that Cerule has been positively impacting countless lives worldwide for more than a decade.

Advisory Board


Gitte Jensen, Ph.D


Gitte Jensen, Ph.D, is the founder and research director for NIS Labs, a private research laboratory that focuses on efficient, practical and innovative approaches to Natural Products Research. Her academic background is in cancer research, with a special focus on immune surveillance and systems biology, and includes appointments at University of Aarhus, University of Alberta, and McGill University. This combined with her strong interest in natural products, nutrition, herbal and complementary medicine forms a unique expertise to bridge traditional medicine, as well as novel inventions and developments in the natural products industry, with mainstream research tools.

Gitte is a hands-on scientist with experience in the Research and Development process. She has over 30 years of experience in establishing and executing strategic research plans in areas of biological sciences and the natural products industry. She designs and oversees clinical trials that benefit from an on-site immunological laboratory, allowing her team to execute unique testing of immune status, stem cell biology, and many related topics. She works with an international client base, testing natural products from across the world, and maintains an active profile in the peer-reviewed scientific literature. She also continues to take a leading role in bioassay development, specifically targeted to the study of natural products.

At a personal level, Gitte Jensen has a long-standing interest in algae for food and nutraceutical support. Her interest in Aphanizomenon flos aquae (AFA) is hands-on, from lake to finished product. She enjoys kayaking on Upper Klamath Lake when AFA is in full bloom, and she follows the seasonal changes on the lake and its rich bird-life. The unique ecology of Upper Klamath Lake and the high desert surrounding has grown to be a passion for her to follow year-round.

For more information on Dr Gitte Jensen research laboratory in Oregon, please consult NIS LABS website.
Veronique Traynard, PhD

Dr. Veronique Traynard

Member of Scientific Advisory Board

PhD in Nutrition Physiology and Food Science engineer as initial training, Veronique starts her career in INRA Institute Center in Dijon studying the impact on weaning methods on children food behaviour by coordinating a longitudial clinical study during 8 months for a common research project between INRA and NRC (Nestle Research Center, Lausanne). Her PhD research at INSERM U866 in Dijon focused on the role a lipid receptor on intestinal dietary lipid absorption, in link with intestinal barrier function, local inflammatory process and gut flora modulation during lipid absorption. She contributed to other research projects of the laboratory in order to understand the dysregulation of lipid absorption in metabolic diseases such as obesity, diabetes, metabolic syndrome.

After her PhD, Veronique has been working for 5 years in American biotechnology companies, working on natural stem cell mobilizers and natural antiinfllammatory compounds, as R&D project manager and Global R&D manager. Her role in the companies involves product development, strategic research plans including preclinical and clinical research protocol, health care practitioners conferences and KOL, experts, researchers, network development, coordination of scientific communication and product development with Marketing team, QC, sales and production teams, and regulatory dossiers writing for food supplements registration in France. Her last publication is a review on therapeutical potential of stem cell mobilizers and the example of natural stem mobilizers, that will be published in a French scientific peer-reviewed journal for Health Care Practitioners in May 2020.

Bob Jackman, PhD

Bob Jackman, Ph.D

Cerule’s Scientific Advisory Board

Dr Bob Jackman is a Food Scientist, with an undergraduate degree (BSc, Hon) from the University of British Columbia (Vancouver, BC) and graduate degrees (MSc, PhD) from the University of Guelph (Guelph, ON). He has authored or co-authored over 25 peer-reviewed journal articles, 6 book chapters, and several Records of Invention relating to his research on natural food pigments/colorants, physicochemical properties and functionality of food proteins, protein engineering, postharvest physiology, chill-injury and texture of fruits and vegetables, and isolation and characterization of valueadded natural extractives from foods, botanicals and organic waste materials.

For the past 20 years, Robert has been providing R&D and technical support services to the Food and Natural Health Product (NHP) industries, and, more recently since legalization in Canada, also to the Cannabis industry, advising corporate clients on regulatory and GMP compliance matters, preparing and implementing Standard Operating Procedures and policies. He has been successful in obtaining over 60 NHP Licenses, most for difficult to license combination products, and several NHP site licenses on behalf of multiple and diverse clients, as well as a Cannabis License. Robert is or has been a professional member of the Canadian Institute of Food Science & Technology, Institute of Food Technologists, American Botanical Society, and American Chemical Society and now member of the Cerule Scientific Advisory board.

A summary of past and current research relevant to our current and future products can be found here.