About the Authors

Frank Uliczka, Fabio Pisano, Julia Schaake, Tatjana Stolz, Petra Dersch
Department of Molecular Infection Biology, Helmholtz-Zentrum für Infektionsforschung, Braunschweig, Germany

Frank Uliczka, Julia Schaake, Tatjana Stolz, Petra Dersch
Institut für Mikrobiologie, Technische Universität Braunschweig, Braunschweig, Germany

Manfred Rohde
Department of Medical Microbiology, Helmholtz-Zentrum für Infektionsforschung, Braunschweig, Germany

Angelika Fruth
Robert Koch-Institut, Wernigerode, Germany

Eckhard Strauch
Bundesinstitut für Risikoforschung, Berlin, Germany

Mikael Skurnik
Department of Bacteriology and Immunology, The Haartman Institute, University of Helsinki and Helsinki University Central Hospital Laboratory Diagnostics, Helsinki, Finland

Julia Batzilla, Alexander Rakin, Jürgen Heesemann
Max von Pettenkofer Institut, Ludwigs-Maximilians-Universität, München, Germany

Corresponding Author

petra.dersch@helmholtz-hzi.de

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: FU FP PD. Performed the experiments: FU FP JS TS MR. Analyzed the data: FU FP JS MR PD. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: AF ES MS JB AR JH. Wrote the paper: FU FP PD.