About the Authors

Thomas Smith

Thomas-A.Smith@unibas.ch

Affiliations Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute, Basel, Switzerland, University of Basel, Basel, Switzerland

Amanda Ross

Affiliations Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute, Basel, Switzerland, University of Basel, Basel, Switzerland

Nicolas Maire

Affiliations Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute, Basel, Switzerland, University of Basel, Basel, Switzerland

Nakul Chitnis

Affiliations Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute, Basel, Switzerland, University of Basel, Basel, Switzerland

Alain Studer

Address Current address: Paul Scherrer Institute, Villigen, Switzerland

Affiliations Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute, Basel, Switzerland, University of Basel, Basel, Switzerland

Diggory Hardy

Affiliations Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute, Basel, Switzerland, University of Basel, Basel, Switzerland

Alan Brooks

Affiliations Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute, Basel, Switzerland, University of Basel, Basel, Switzerland

Melissa Penny

Affiliations Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute, Basel, Switzerland, University of Basel, Basel, Switzerland

Marcel Tanner

Affiliations Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute, Basel, Switzerland, University of Basel, Basel, Switzerland

Competing Interests

Thomas A. Smith is on the Editorial Board of PLoS Medicine. AB used to be employed by the PATH Malaria Organization which was supporting the development of RTS,S, the vaccine which is the focus of this paper. AB left PATH prior to any collaboration on this paper. All other authors have declared no competing interests. The views expressed are those of the authors.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: TS AR NM NC AB MP. Performed the experiments: NM DH. Analyzed the data: TS. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: AR NM NC DH AS MP. Wrote the first draft of the manuscript: TS. Contributed to the writing of the manuscript: TS AR NM NC DH AS AB MP MT. ICMJE criteria for authorship read and met: TS AR NM NC DH AS AB MP MT. Agree with manuscript results and conclusions: TS AR NM NC DH AS AB MP MT.