The Association of Clinical Electron Microscopists (ACEM) aims to promote awareness, teaching and best practice of clinical electron microscopy, i.e. electron microscopy applied to human specimens for the purpose of diagnosis and research.

Having a Biopsy?

A key part of the work of ACEM members is providing important medical diagnostic information from biopsies. Electron microscopy is particularly important in the fields of kidney disease, muscle pathology, tumour pathology, neuropathology, paediatric pathology, studies of ciliary structure, parasitic protozoan infections in AIDS, viral gastroenteritis and viral infections of the skin. Find out more…
Founded in 1998, ACEM represents clinical electron microscopy in the UK at government and health professional organisation level. Although UK-based, we have overseas members around the world.

What is a biopsy?

A biopsy is a piece of tissue which is removed from a living body for the purpose of examination for medical diagnosis. This is usually done as a minor operation under local anaesthetic.

A biopsy is taken to aid the consultant physician in obtaining a diagnosis…. find out more…

Latest News

  • ACEM Chairman’s Newsletter
    The Chairman’s first newsletter for 2012 is available for download from the members area.
  • ACEM Annual Meeting 2012
    Early warning of the 2012 ACEM annual meeting. It will be held on Thursday, 5th July 2012, at Sheffield University. The meeting is part sponsored by Leica. A draft programme will be published shortly.
  • ACEM Referrals Database
    We are pleased to announce that the ACEM/RCPath Biopsy Referrals database is now live. You can view it….