About the Authors

Stefan Niemann

Contributed equally to this work with: Stefan Niemann, Claudio U. Köser

sniemann@fz-borstel.de

Affiliation Molecular Mycobacteriology, Research Center Borstel, Borstel, Germany

Claudio U. Köser

Contributed equally to this work with: Stefan Niemann, Claudio U. Köser

Affiliation Department of Genetics, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, United Kingdom

Sebastien Gagneux

Affiliation Division of Mycobacterial Research, MRC National Institute for Medical Research, Mill Hill, London, United Kingdom

Claudia Plinke

Affiliation Molecular Mycobacteriology, Research Center Borstel, Borstel, Germany

Susanne Homolka

Affiliation Molecular Mycobacteriology, Research Center Borstel, Borstel, Germany

Helen Bignell

Affiliation Illumina Cambridge Limited, Chesterford Research Park, Little Chesterford, Essex, United Kingdom

Richard J. Carter

Affiliation Illumina Cambridge Limited, Chesterford Research Park, Little Chesterford, Essex, United Kingdom

R. Keira Cheetham

Affiliation Illumina Cambridge Limited, Chesterford Research Park, Little Chesterford, Essex, United Kingdom

Anthony Cox

Affiliation Illumina Cambridge Limited, Chesterford Research Park, Little Chesterford, Essex, United Kingdom

Niall A. Gormley

Affiliation Illumina Cambridge Limited, Chesterford Research Park, Little Chesterford, Essex, United Kingdom

Paula Kokko-Gonzales

Affiliation Illumina Cambridge Limited, Chesterford Research Park, Little Chesterford, Essex, United Kingdom

Lisa J. Murray

Affiliation Illumina Cambridge Limited, Chesterford Research Park, Little Chesterford, Essex, United Kingdom

Roberto Rigatti

Affiliation Illumina Cambridge Limited, Chesterford Research Park, Little Chesterford, Essex, United Kingdom

Vincent P. Smith

Affiliation Illumina Cambridge Limited, Chesterford Research Park, Little Chesterford, Essex, United Kingdom

Felix P. M. Arends

Affiliation Department of Genetics, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, United Kingdom

Helen S. Cox

Affiliation Burnet Institute for Medical Research and Public Health, Melbourne, Australia

Geoff Smith

Affiliation Illumina Cambridge Limited, Chesterford Research Park, Little Chesterford, Essex, United Kingdom

John A. C. Archer

Affiliation Department of Genetics, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, United Kingdom

Competing Interests

All authors at Illumina (see affiliations) are employees of Illumina Inc., a public company that develops and markets systems for genetic analysis. All other authors declare no competing interests.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: SN GS JACA. Performed the experiments: SN CK CP SH HB RC KC AC NG PKG LM RR VPS. Analyzed the data: SN CK SG CP SH HB RC KC AC NG PKG LM RR VPS FA HSC GS JACA. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: SN HSC. Wrote the paper: SN CK SG CP SH HB RC KC AC NG PKG LM RR VPS FA HSC GS JACA.