About the Authors

S. Dhanasekaran

Affiliation Department of Clinical Science, Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry, University of Bergen, Bergen, Norway

Synne Jenum

Affiliation Center for Immune Regulation, Rikshospitalet- Radium Hospitalet Medical Centre, University of Oslo, Oslo, Norway

Ruth Stavrum

Affiliation Department of Clinical Science, Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry, University of Bergen, Bergen, Norway

Harald G. Wiker

Affiliation Department of Clinical Science, Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry, University of Bergen, Bergen, Norway

John Kenneth

Affiliation Division of Infectious Diseases, St. John's Research Institute, Koramangala, Bangalore, India

Mario Vaz

Affiliation Division of Health & Humanities, St. John's Research Institute, Koramangala, Bangalore, India

T. Mark Doherty

tmdoherty@tmdoherty.net (TMD); Harleen.Grewal@k2.uib.no (HMSG)

Affiliations Department of Clinical Science, Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry, University of Bergen, Bergen, Norway, GlaxoSmithKline Pharma, Vaccines, Brøndby, Denmark

Harleen M. S. Grewal

tmdoherty@tmdoherty.net (TMD); Harleen.Grewal@k2.uib.no (HMSG)

Affiliations Department of Clinical Science, Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry, University of Bergen, Bergen, Norway, Department of Microbiology, Haukeland university hospital, University of Bergen, Bergen, Norway

TB Trials Study Group

Membership of the TB Trials Study Group is provided in the Acknowledgments.

Competing Interests

Professor T Mark Doherty is employed by a commercial company (GlaxoSmithKline) Pharma, hereafter GSK) but hereby attests that GSK had no role in the planning, conduct or analysis of the research reported in this study, nor in the writing of the manuscript. Professor Doherty's involvement in the study was as part of his position as an adjunct professor at the University of Bergen. Additionally, neither Professor T Mark Doherty nor GSK have any commercial interest in the study's outcome. This affiliation does not alter our adherence to all PLOS NTDs policies on sharing data and materials.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: SD SJ RS MV TMD HMSG. Performed the experiments: SD SJ RS. Analyzed the data: SD SJ. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: JK. Wrote the paper: SD SJ RS HGW MV TMD HMSG.