About the Authors

Pär Comstedt

Roles Conceptualization, Formal analysis, Investigation, Resources, Writing – original draft, Writing – review & editing

Current address: Evaxion Biotech, Copenhagen, Denmark

Affiliation Valneva Austria GmbH, Vienna, Austria

Wolfgang Schüler

Roles Conceptualization, Resources, Writing – review & editing

Affiliation Valneva Austria GmbH, Vienna, Austria

Andreas Meinke

Roles Conceptualization, Resources, Writing – review & editing

Affiliation Valneva Austria GmbH, Vienna, Austria

Urban Lundberg

Roles Conceptualization, Formal analysis, Investigation, Resources, Writing – original draft, Writing – review & editing

urban.lundberg@valneva.com

Affiliation Valneva Austria GmbH, Vienna, Austria

Competing Interests

I have read the journal's policy and the authors of this manuscript have the following competing interests: All authors are or were employed at Valneva Austria GmbH at the time of this work and are authors of patents describing the invention. Two patents (having the same name but different numbers, one international and one for United States of America) are relevant for the publication: ‘‘Mutant Fragments of OspA and Methods and Uses Relating Thereto’’ (WO 2014/006226 A1) and ‘‘Mutant Fragments of OspA and Methods and Uses Relating Thereto’’ (US20140010835A1). There are no further patents, products in development or marketed products to declare. This does not alter our adherence to PLOS ONE policies on sharing data and materials.