About the Authors

Kartik S. Bane

Affiliation Integrative Parasitology, Center for Infectious Diseases, University of Heidelberg Medical School, Heidelberg, Germany

Simone Lepper

Contributed equally to this work with: Simone Lepper, Jessica Kehrer, Julia M. Sattler

Affiliation Integrative Parasitology, Center for Infectious Diseases, University of Heidelberg Medical School, Heidelberg, Germany

Jessica Kehrer

Contributed equally to this work with: Simone Lepper, Jessica Kehrer, Julia M. Sattler

Affiliation Integrative Parasitology, Center for Infectious Diseases, University of Heidelberg Medical School, Heidelberg, Germany

Julia M. Sattler

Contributed equally to this work with: Simone Lepper, Jessica Kehrer, Julia M. Sattler

Affiliation Integrative Parasitology, Center for Infectious Diseases, University of Heidelberg Medical School, Heidelberg, Germany

Mirko Singer

Affiliation Integrative Parasitology, Center for Infectious Diseases, University of Heidelberg Medical School, Heidelberg, Germany

Miriam Reinig

Affiliation Integrative Parasitology, Center for Infectious Diseases, University of Heidelberg Medical School, Heidelberg, Germany

Dennis Klug

Affiliation Integrative Parasitology, Center for Infectious Diseases, University of Heidelberg Medical School, Heidelberg, Germany

Kirsten Heiss

Affiliations Parasitology, Center for Infectious Diseases, University of Heidelberg Medical School, Heidelberg, Germany, Malva GmbH, Heidelberg, Germany

Jake Baum

Affiliation Department of Life Sciences, Imperial College London, London, United Kingdom

Ann-Kristin Mueller

Affiliation Parasitology, Center for Infectious Diseases, University of Heidelberg Medical School, Heidelberg, Germany

Friedrich Frischknecht

freddy.frischknecht@med.uni-heidelberg.de

Affiliation Integrative Parasitology, Center for Infectious Diseases, University of Heidelberg Medical School, Heidelberg, Germany

Competing Interests

I have read the journal's policy and the authors of this manuscript have the following competing interests: KH is shareholder of MalVa GmbH, a spin-off company of the Heidelberg University Hospital focussing on malaria vaccine development. There are no patents, products in development, marketed products or financial interests to declare. This does not alter our adherence to all PLOS Pathogens policies on sharing data and materials.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: KSB SL AKM FF. Performed the experiments: KSB SL JMS JK MS KH MR. Analyzed the data: KSB SL JMS JK JB FF. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: JB FF. Wrote the paper: KSB JMS FF. Generated WT fluo parasite line: DK.