Top AIDS Researchers Killed In Malaysia Airlines Crash, Renowned Scientist Joep Lange Among Dead

Published: Jul 21, 2014

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Joep Lange (Holland) - IAS President from 2002-2004

About 100 people traveling to a global AIDS conference in Australia were on board the Malaysia Airlines flight that crashed and killed 298 people in eastern Ukraine, reports the Sydney Morning Herald.

The researchers, health workers and activists were on their way to the International AIDS Conference in Melbourne. Among the victims planning to attend was Dutch national Joep Lange, a top AIDS researcher and former International AIDS Society president. Briton Glenn Thomas, a spokesperson for the World Health Organization and a former BBC journalist, was also on flight MH17.

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