You also have to work with the companies who are selling you the technology. We have many collaborations with external microscopy experts so that we can learn their new techniques or we can work together to develop new techniques that will answer new scientific questions.
We are lucky enough to have two physicists who can build new types of microscopes and one of them also designs software and is building citizen science projects. So we're now working with the general public who are helping us with our science as well.
It's changing the speed at which we work, and it's changing the scientific questions that we can answer.