Lorena Jemeršić attended the Veterinary faculty, University of Zagreb and graduated in 1993 when she starts to volunteer at the Poultry Centre within the Croatian veterinary institute in Zagreb. In 1995 she begins her work at the Virology Department of the Croatian veterinary institute (CVI) in Zagreb. She attends numerous educational courses for the diagnosis of transboundary animal diseases in internationally recognized institutes and high-level biosecurity laboratories, and finalizes her doctor’s thesis at the European Union Referent Laboratory for classical swine fever diagnosis, Hannover (EURL CSF), Germany in 2002. From 2006 to today, she is the Head of the Laboratory for CSF diagnosis, molecular virology and genetics. She gains the title of a scientific counselor and is a lecturer within the doctoral study at the Veterinary faculty in Zagreb. She actively participates in national and international scientific projects and was a partner on an EU FP6 project. She is a mentor of doctor’s thesis for postgraduate students. From 2008 until the end of 2009 she works in Rome for the UN at the Food and Agriculture Organization as an international consultant, primarily for Central Asia, Caucasus, Balkan and South Africa countries. In 2012 she is entitled as assistant professor and in 2018 as associate professor at the Veterinary faculty in Zagreb. From 2018 she is the Head of the Scientific Council of CVI.