Published: 18-07-2014 15:44 | Updated: 21-07-2014 11:18

Regarding the plane crash in Ukraine

According to media information, some of the passengers on-board the crashed Malaysian Airlines flight MH 17 were on their way to the International AIDS Conference in Melbourne.

Karolinska Institutet offers our deepest condolences and our thoughts go to all the victims and their families. The research community has lost important people in the fight against HIV/AIDS and there are many who have lost international colleagues and collaboration partners in these tragic circumstances.

There is no information as to whether researchers or affiliates to Karolinska Institutet were on-board the plane. KI is currently investigating which of our colleagues are set to participate in the Melbourne conference and their travel arrangements to the city.