Maria Babak


What to know about Masha:

comes from:  Russia


2007-2009 researcher , University of Lille, France

2010 Master  degree, diploma with honors, High Chemical College of Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow, Russia

2010-2013 PhD student, University of Vienna, Austria

2013 researcher, The University of Auckland, New Zealand



First prize of Falling Walls Lab Competition 2012 “Breaking the walls of anticancer therapy” Vienna, Austria

Second prize of D. I. Mendeleev´s Competition of Research Projects for Undergraduate Students 2008

First prize of Young Scientists Work Competition of A. N. Nesmeyanov Institute of Organoelement Compounds RAS, 2008

Russian Academy of Sciences fellowship 2007, 2008, 2009


Hobbies: singing, playing piano, dancing, teaching

Languages: Russian, English, German, French

What she thinks of herself:

I always smile.

What her labmates think of her:

Miss Smarty

Masha is a girl from russia who loves chemistry

and singing! She taught me many things

Very patient

Masha is very friendly and genius, a very good chemist who loves dancing and singing. Cheerful personality!

Nice smile

Best teacher

Loving, caring, dedicated to work




Maria V. Babak, Samuel M. Meier, Alexander Roller, Anton A. Legin, Michael A. Jakupec, Bernhard K. Keppler, Christian G. Hartinger. Am(m)ines Make the Difference: Organometallic Ru(ammine) Complexes and Their Chemistry in Anticancer Drug Development. Chemistry – A European Journal, in press, 2013

Dmitry S. Perekalin, Maria V. Babak, Eduard E. Karslyan, Yulia V. Nelyubina and Alexander R. Kudinov. Synthesis and Reactivity of Iron and Ruthenium complexes [(H5-Indenyl)M(H6-Indene)]+ (M = Fe, Ru). Inorganica Chimica Acta, 392, 73-76, 2012

Dmitry S. Perekalin, Maria V. Babak, Valentin V. Novikov, Pavel V. Petrovskii, Konstantin A. Lyssenko and Alexander R. Kudinov. (Mesitylene)ruthenium L-complexes with benzo-15-crown-5 and dibenzo-18-crown-6, Journal of Organometallic Chemistry, 695(8), 1200-1204, 2010

Dmitry S. Perekalin, Maria V. Babak, Valentin V. Novikov, Pavel V. Petrovskii, Konstantin A. Lyssenko, Maddalena Corsini, Pierro Zanello and Alexander R. Kudinov. A new approach to the photochemically controlled crown ethers: (tetramethylcyclobutadiene)cobalt complexes with benzo-15-crown-5 and dibenzo-18-crown-6, Organometallics, 27, 15, 3654-3658, 2007