ao. Univ.-Prof. Dr. Vladimir Arion


Teaching link


Tel: +43-1-4277-52615

1090 Wien, Währinger Straße 42

1st floor, room 2118

Research Focus

Coordination Chemistry, Bioinorganic Chemistry, Organometallic Chemistry: Transition metal complexes with biologically active ligands, noninnocent  ligands as potential anticancer drugs or catalysts for alkane hydroxylation and hydrocarboxylation


Currently granted projects

  • Title: Antiproliferative hybrids and their metal complexes as topoisomerase II and hR2 ribonucleotide reductase (RNR) inhibitors
    Description: Design and synthesis of new hybrid systems based on (iso)chalcogensemicarbazones/aminoguanisones with tunable pharmacokinetic and pharmacodynamic properties as well as their transition metal complexes as potential chemotherapeutic agents oriented a priori towards topoisomerase IIα/β (topo IIα/β) and/or hR2 RNR as a cancer specific target.
    FWF project number:  P28223-N34
  • Title: New potential anticancer drugs based on organoruthenium compounds with organic co-ligands
    Scientific and technological cooperation, Austria-Serbia, 2016-2017
    Partner institution and group leader in Serbia: Inovative Centre, Faculty of Chemistry, University of Belgrade, Prof. Dr. Sanja Grguric-Sipka
  • Title: Synthesis, cytotoxicity and mechanistic studies of bioorganometallic thiosemicarbazone complexes
    Scientific and technological cooperation, Austria-South Africa, 2017-2018
    Partner Institution and group leader in South Africa: Department of Chemistry at the University of Cape Town, Prof. Dr. Gregory Smith
  • Title: Chirooptical, optical and magnetic probes for protein sensing based on cage metal complexes
    Start: January 1, 2018

International Collaborations

  • Professor Dr. Armando J. L. Centro de Química Estrutural, Instituto Superior Técnico, Universidade de Lisboa, Av. Rovisco Pais, 1049-001 Lisboa, Portugal
  • Professor Dr. Peter Rapta, Slovak University of Technology, Faculty of Food and Chemical Technology, Institute of Physical Chemistry  and Chemical Physics
  • Professor Dr. Joshua Telser, Department of Biological, Chemical and Physical Sciences, Roosevelt University, 430 S. Michigan Avenue, Chicago, Illinois 60605, USA
  • Professor Dr. K. Kristoffer Andersson, Department of Molecular Biosciences, University of Oslo, PO Box 1041 Blindern, NO-0316 Oslo, Norway
  • Dr. Jóhannes Reynisson, School of Chemical Sciences, University of Auckland, Private Bag 92019, Auckland 1142, New Zealand
  • Dr. Sinisa Radulovic, Institute for Oncology and Radiology of Serbia, Pasterova 14, 11000 Belgrade, Serbia
  • Professor Dr. Ya. D. Lampeka, L. V. Pisarzhevskii Institute of Physical Chemistry of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine, Prospekt Nauki 31, Kyiv 03028, Ukraine
  • Dr. Igor M. Razdobreev, Univ-Lille, CNRS, UMR 8523 – PhLAM – Physique des Lasers Atomes et Molécules, CERLA, F-59000, Lille France
  • Dr. Ghenadie Novitchi, Laboratoire National des Champs Magnétiques Intenses, UPR CNRS 3228, 25 rue des Martyrs, B.P. 166, 38042, Grenoble Cedex 9, France
  • Dr. Sergiu Shova, “Petru Poni” Institute of Macromolecular Chemistry, Aleea Gr. Ghica Voda 41 A, Iasi 700487, Romania

Showcasing research



Miljan Milunovic, PhD
Post-doctoral fellow




Transition metal complexes of thiosemicarbazones as antitumour agents

Tel: +43 1 4277 52673
1090 Wien, Währinger Straße 42
1st floor, Room 2117

Kateryna Ohui, BSc
PhD student




Thiosemacarbazones and their transition metal complexes as inhibitors of ribonucleotide reductase for anticancer chemotherapy

Tel: +43 1 4277 52673

1090 Wien, Währinger Straße 42
1.Floor,  Room 2117

Eleonora Afanasenko, BSc.
OeAD fellowship




Copper(II) complexes with morpholine thiosemicarbazone hybrids


Tel: +43 1 4277 52673
1090 Wien, Währinger Straße 42
1st floor, Room 2117


Tatsiana Petrasheuskaya, MSc.
Project co-worker




Ruthenium and osmium complexes with noninocent pentan-2,4-dione bis(thiosemicarbazones) and pentan-2,4-dione bis(S-methylisothiosemicarbazones)

Tel: +43 1 4277 52673
1090 Wien, Währinger Straße 42
1st floor, Room 2117

Pavlo Mizetskyi
Undergraduate student




Ruthenium thiosemicarbazone complexes

Tel: +43 1 4277 52673
1090 Wien, Währinger Straße 42,
1st floor, Room 2117