About the Authors

Pilar Requena

Affiliations ISGlobal, Barcelona Ctr. Int. Health Res. (CRESIB), Hospital Clínic - Universitat de Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain, Department of Parasitology, Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine, Liverpool, United Kingdom

Edmilson Rui

Affiliation ISGlobal, Barcelona Ctr. Int. Health Res. (CRESIB), Hospital Clínic - Universitat de Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain

Norma Padilla

Affiliation Centro de Estudios en Salud, Universidad del Valle de Guatemala, Guatemala City, Guatemala

Flor E. Martínez-Espinosa

Affiliations Fundação de Medicina Tropical Dr. Heitor Vieira Dourado, Manaus, Amazonas, Brazil, Instituto Leônidas e Maria Deane (ILMD/Fiocruz Amazonia), Brazil

Maria Eugenia Castellanos

Affiliation Centro de Estudios en Salud, Universidad del Valle de Guatemala, Guatemala City, Guatemala

Camila Bôtto-Menezes

Affiliations Fundação de Medicina Tropical Dr. Heitor Vieira Dourado, Manaus, Amazonas, Brazil, Universidade do Estado do Amazonas, Manaus, Amazonas, Brazil

Adriana Malheiro

Affiliation Instituto de Ciências Biológicas. Universidade Federal do Amazonas, Manaus, Brazil

Myriam Arévalo-Herrera

Affiliation Caucaseco Scientific Research Center/Universidad del Valle, Cali, Colombia

Swati Kochar

Affiliation Department of Medicine, Medical College, Bikaner, Rajasthan, India

Sanjay K. Kochar

Affiliation Department of Medicine, Medical College, Bikaner, Rajasthan, India

Dhanpat K. Kochar

Affiliation Department of Medicine, Medical College, Bikaner, Rajasthan, India

Alexandra J. Umbers

Affiliation Department of Medicine, University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Australia

Maria Ome-Kaius

Affiliation Papua New Guinea Institute of Medical Research, Madang, Papua New Guinea

Regina Wangnapi

Affiliation Papua New Guinea Institute of Medical Research, Madang, Papua New Guinea

Dhiraj Hans

Affiliation International Center for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology, Delhi, India

Michela Menegon

Affiliation Department of Infectious, Parasitic and Immunomediated Diseases, Istituto Superiore di Sanità, Rome, Italy

Francesca Mateo

Affiliation ISGlobal, Barcelona Ctr. Int. Health Res. (CRESIB), Hospital Clínic - Universitat de Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain

Sergi Sanz

Affiliation ISGlobal, Barcelona Ctr. Int. Health Res. (CRESIB), Hospital Clínic - Universitat de Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain

Meghna Desai

Affiliation Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Division of Parasitic Diseases and Malaria, Malaria Branch, Atlanta, Georgia, United States of America

Alfredo Mayor

Affiliation ISGlobal, Barcelona Ctr. Int. Health Res. (CRESIB), Hospital Clínic - Universitat de Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain

Chetan C. Chitnis

Affiliation International Center for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology, Delhi, India

Azucena Bardají

Affiliation ISGlobal, Barcelona Ctr. Int. Health Res. (CRESIB), Hospital Clínic - Universitat de Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain

Ivo Mueller

Affiliations ISGlobal, Barcelona Ctr. Int. Health Res. (CRESIB), Hospital Clínic - Universitat de Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain, Walter and Eliza Hall Institute, Parkville, Australia

Stephen Rogerson

Affiliation Department of Medicine, University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Australia

Carlo Severini

Affiliation Department of Infectious, Parasitic and Immunomediated Diseases, Istituto Superiore di Sanità, Rome, Italy

Carmen Fernández-Becerra

Affiliation ISGlobal, Barcelona Ctr. Int. Health Res. (CRESIB), Hospital Clínic - Universitat de Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain

Clara Menéndez

Affiliation ISGlobal, Barcelona Ctr. Int. Health Res. (CRESIB), Hospital Clínic - Universitat de Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain

Hernando del Portillo

Contributed equally to this work with: Hernando del Portillo, Carlota Dobaño

Hernandoa.delportillo@isglobal.org (HdP); Carlota.dobano@isglobal.org (CD)

Affiliations ISGlobal, Barcelona Ctr. Int. Health Res. (CRESIB), Hospital Clínic - Universitat de Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain, ICREA, Barcelona, Spain

Carlota Dobaño

Contributed equally to this work with: Hernando del Portillo, Carlota Dobaño

Hernandoa.delportillo@isglobal.org (HdP); Carlota.dobano@isglobal.org (CD)

Affiliation ISGlobal, Barcelona Ctr. Int. Health Res. (CRESIB), Hospital Clínic - Universitat de Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain

ORCID http://orcid.org/0000-0002-6751-4060

Competing Interests

HdP is the co-founder of INNOVEX THERAPEUTICS SL which holds proprietary rights to use PvLP1 and PvLP2 as vaccine candidates against vivax malaria; thus, having potential conflicts of interest. There are no other conflicts of interest.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: PR CD HdP CFB FM ER MM CS CCC DH. Performed the experiments: PR FM ER MM DH. Analyzed the data: SS. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: HdP ER CFB. Wrote the paper: PR CD HdP AB SR MAH MD CFB MEC. Substantially contributed to the conception and design of the work: CM CD HdP AMay IM SR. Coordinated the clinical-epidemiological study: AB CM IM SR MD. Acquired samples and data for the work and interpreted data: NP FEME MEC CBM MAH SK SKK DKK AJU MOK RW. Contributed to sample processing: AMal. Revised critically the work for important intellectual content: ER NP FEME CBM AMal SK SKK DKK AJU MOK RW DH MM FM SS AMay CCC IM CS CM. Finally approved the version to be published: PR ER NP FEME MEC CBM AMal MAH SK SKK DKK AJU MOK RW DH MM FM SS MD AMay CCC AB IM SR CS CFB CM HdP CD.