About the Authors

Pedro Eitz Ferrer

Affiliations Institute of Medical Microbiology, Immunology and Hygiene, Technische Universität München, Munich, Germany, Institute of Medical Microbiology and Hygiene, University Freiburg, Freiburg, Germany, University of Freiburg, Faculty of Biology, Freiburg, Germany

Stephanie Potthoff

Affiliation Institute of Medical Microbiology and Hygiene, University Freiburg, Freiburg, Germany

Susanne Kirschnek

Affiliation Institute of Medical Microbiology and Hygiene, University Freiburg, Freiburg, Germany

Georg Gasteiger

Affiliation Institute of Virology and Clinical Cooperation Group “Antigen-specific Immunotherapy”, TechnischeUniversitätMünchen and Helmholtz ZentrumMünchen, Munich, Germany

Wolfgang Kastenmüller

Affiliation Institute of Virology and Clinical Cooperation Group “Antigen-specific Immunotherapy”, TechnischeUniversitätMünchen and Helmholtz ZentrumMünchen, Munich, Germany

Holger Ludwig

Address Current address: Meyer-Dulheuer & Partner, Frankfurt am Main, Germany.

Affiliation Division of Virology, Paul-Ehrlich-Institut, Langen, Germany

Stefan A. Paschen

Affiliation Institute of Medical Microbiology and Hygiene, University Freiburg, Freiburg, Germany

Andreas Villunger

Affiliation Division of Developmental Immunology, Biocenter, Innsbruck Medical University, Innsbruck, Austria

Gerd Sutter

Affiliations Division of Virology, Paul-Ehrlich-Institut, Langen, Germany, Institute for Infectious Diseases and Zoonoses, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität, Munich, Germany

Ingo Drexler

Affiliation Institute of Virology and Clinical Cooperation Group “Antigen-specific Immunotherapy”, TechnischeUniversitätMünchen and Helmholtz ZentrumMünchen, Munich, Germany

Georg Häcker

georg.haecker@uniklinik-freiburg.de

Affiliation Institute of Medical Microbiology and Hygiene, University Freiburg, Freiburg, Germany

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: PEF SP SK GG HL WK SAP AV GS ID GH. Performed the experiments: PE SP GG WK. Analyzed the data: PEF GG WK. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: SK HL WK SAP AV GS ID GH. Wrote the paper: PEF AV GS ID GH.