Department of Medical Biology is a multidisciplinary department whose mission is to connect clinical and basic medical science using experimental models in the so-called translation medicine. We divided our Department into three organization units: 1. Breeding and experimental facility for laboratory mice 2. Laboratory for cell culture and virology 3. Laboratory for experimental medicine and cell biology Guided by the idea of strengthening the capacity of the Department we signed the agreement on bilateral cooperation between the Faculty of Medicine, University of Rijeka and Faculty of Medicine, University of Mostar. This agreement was co-signed by the deans of appointed institutions including prof. Stipan Jonjić and prof. Jurica Arapović who are coordinators of research studying the effect of congenital cytomegalovirus infection in the brain.