About the Authors

Christian Schröter

Current address: University of Cambridge, Department of Genetics, Downing Street, Cambridge CB2 3EH, UK

Affiliations Max Planck Institute of Molecular Cell Biology and Genetics, Dresden, Germany, Max Planck Institute for the Physics of Complex Systems, Dresden, Germany

Saúl Ares

Contributed equally to this work with: Saúl Ares, Luis G. Morelli

Current address: Logic of Genomic Systems Laboratory, Centro Nacional de Biotecnología - CSIC, Calle Darwin 3, 28049 Madrid, Spain

Affiliation Max Planck Institute for the Physics of Complex Systems, Dresden, Germany

Luis G. Morelli

Contributed equally to this work with: Saúl Ares, Luis G. Morelli

Affiliations Max Planck Institute of Molecular Cell Biology and Genetics, Dresden, Germany, CONICET, Departamento de Física, Universidad de Buenos Aires, Buenos Aires, Argentina

Alina Isakova

Affiliation École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, Institute of Bioengineering, School of Life Sciences, Lausanne, Switzerland

Korneel Hens

Affiliation École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, Institute of Bioengineering, School of Life Sciences, Lausanne, Switzerland

Daniele Soroldoni

Affiliation Max Planck Institute of Molecular Cell Biology and Genetics, Dresden, Germany

Martin Gajewski

Current address: Hamilton Bonaduz AG, Via Crusch 8, 7402 Bonaduz, Switzerland

Affiliation Institute for Genetics, University of Cologne, Cologne, Germany

Frank Jülicher

Affiliation Max Planck Institute for the Physics of Complex Systems, Dresden, Germany

Sebastian J. Maerkl

Affiliation École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, Institute of Bioengineering, School of Engineering, Lausanne, Switzerland

Bart Deplancke

Affiliation École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, Institute of Bioengineering, School of Life Sciences, Lausanne, Switzerland

Andrew C. Oates

oates@mpi-cbg.de

Affiliation Max Planck Institute of Molecular Cell Biology and Genetics, Dresden, Germany

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

The author(s) have made the following declarations about their contributions: Conceived and designed the experiments: CS SA LGM DS SJM BD ACO. Performed the experiments: CS AI KH. Analyzed the data: CS SA LGM SJM ACO. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: CS AI MG SJM. Wrote the paper: CS SA LGM SJM ACO. Developed and analyzed the mathematical model: CS SA LGM FJ ACO.