About the Authors

Jakob M. A. Mauritz, Alessandro Esposito, Clemens F. Kaminski
Department of Chemical Engineering and Biotechnology, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, United Kingdom

Jakob M. A. Mauritz, Alessandro Esposito, Teresa Tiffert, Virgilio L. Lew
Department of Physiology, Development and Neuroscience, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, United Kingdom

Hagai Ginsburg
Department of Biological Chemistry, Institute of Life Sciences, The Hebrew University, Jerusalem, Israel

Clemens F. Kaminski
School of Advanced Optical Technologies, Max-Planck-Research Group, Division III, University of Erlangen-Nuremberg, Erlangen, Germany

Corresponding Author

aesposito@quantitative-microscopy.org

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: VLL. Performed the experiments: JMAM. Analyzed the data: JMAM. Wrote the paper: JMAM AE VLL. Adapted the original software for the numerical simulations: JMAM AE VLL. Contributed with model design, analysis of model simulations, formulation of the colloid-osmotic hypothesis, and editing of the manuscript: HG CFK TT.