About the Authors

Thomas Smith, Amanda Ross, Nicolas Maire, Nakul Chitnis, Alain Studer, Diggory Hardy, Alan Brooks, Melissa Penny, Marcel Tanner
Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute, Basel, Switzerland

Thomas Smith, Amanda Ross, Nicolas Maire, Nakul Chitnis, Alain Studer, Diggory Hardy, Alan Brooks, Melissa Penny, Marcel Tanner
University of Basel, Basel, Switzerland

Corresponding Author

Thomas-A.Smith@unibas.ch

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.