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Membership Criteria

The Association welcomes membership from anyone with a professional interest in clinical electron microscopy (ultrastructural pathology), but also from individuals using electron microscopy in areas such as anatomy and animal models of disease. Membership is therefore open to biomedical scientists, clinical scientists, pathologists, University-affiliated individuals, and private sector scientists, on payment of the joining fee.


The ACEM is recognised as the representative professional organisation of UK public sector clinical electron microscopists, and is involved on their behalf in discussions and representations with government and employers. All applicants, UK or non-UK, normally require a referee who must be an existing ACEM member. You are required to give the name and job title of your ACEM referee in the application process. Please do not begin the application process if you do not have this information. In case of difficulty, please email


Currently, the fee is £35 Sterling per year.  Membership will be renewed annually in January. You may make your application now online via the form below if you have all the relevant information. Payment arrangements will be made after your application is approved.

Membership Application