ao. Univ.-Prof. Dr. Vladimir Arion

Phone: +43-1-4277-52615
Währinger Straße 42, Room 2118

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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 oxidation, hydroxylation and hydrocarboxylation.

Publications and Showcasing Research


Chirooptical, optical and magnetic probes for protein sensing based on cage metal complexes
Project No. 778245 (H2020-MSCA-RISE-2017)

Metal complexes of indolo-quinolines,-bezazepines, -benzazocines and benzazonines as potential anticancer drugs
Project No. P31293-N37

Antiproliferative hybrids and their metal complexes as topoisomerase II and hR2 ribonucleotide reductase (RNR) inhibitors
FWF Project No. P28223-N34

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

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

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


Miljan Milunovic, PhD
Post-doctoral fellow 
Transition metal complexes of thiosemicarbazones as antitumour agents
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Phone: +43 1 4277 52673
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Dr. Iryna Stepanenko
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Iuliana Beșleaga, MSc 
PhD student
Metal complexes with non-innocent open-chain and macrocyclic ligands derived from chalcogensemicarbazides as potential anticancer drugs and/or catalysts in alkane oxidationy
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Eleonora Afanasenko, BSc.
OeAD fellowship
Copper(II) complexes with morpholine thiosemicarbazone hybrids
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Christopher Wittmann, BSc. MSc.
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Irina V. Kuznetcova
Indolo-benzazepines, -benzazocines, benzazonines and metal complexes thereof as potential anticancer drugs
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Tatsiana Petrasheuskaya, MSc. 
Guest researcher
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Former Team Members

  • Dr. Felix Bacher (PostDoc researcher)
    Metal complexes of indoloquinolines and indolobenzazepines as possible anticancer drugs
  • Pavlo Mizetskyi (Undergraduate student)
    Ruthenium thiosemicarbazone complexes