About the Authors

Begoña Martinez-Cruz, Francesc Calafell, Lara R. Arauna, Paula Sanz, David Comas
Institut de Biologia Evolutiva (CSIC-UPF), Departament de Ciències de la Salut i de la Vida, Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona, Spain

Mihai Ioana, Theo Plantinga, Jos W. M. van der Meer, Mihai G. Netea
Department of Medicine and Nijmegen Institute for Infection, Inflammation and Immunity, Radboud University Nijmegen Medical Center, Nijmegen, The Netherlands

Mihai Ioana
Department of Genetics, University of Medicine and Pharmacy, Craiova, Romania

Ramona Ionescu
Infectious Diseases Hospital and Clinic County Hospital, Braşov, Romania

Sandu Boengiu
Faculty of Geography, University of Craiova, Craiova, Romania

Luba Kalaydjieva
Western Australian Institute for Medical Research and Centre for Medical Research, The University of Western Australia, Perth, Australia

Horolma Pamjav
DNA Laboratory, Institute of Forensic Medicine, Network of Forensic Science Institutes, Budapest, Hungary

Halyna Makukh
Institute of Hereditary Pathology of the Ukrainian Academy of Medical Sciences, Lviv, Ukraine

Corresponding Authors

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: DC MGN. Performed the experiments: BMC PS TP. Analyzed the data: BMC FC LRA. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: MI RI SB LK HP HM. Wrote the paper: BMC FC MI JvdM DC MGN.