The Microscopy Society of Malaysia was founded in 1991 and at that time was centered at Unit Mikroskopi Elektron, Fakulti Veterinar dan Sains Penternakan, Universiti Pertanian Malaysia (UPM) and was call “Electron Microscopy society Malaysia (EMSM)”. The society has since served as an active organisation in Malaysia focusing on all aspects of imaging and analysis techniques which also include not only electron microscopy but other imaging devices like atomic force microscopy, secondary ion mass microscopy, aquastic microscopy, confocal microscopy and various others. Seeing that the field of microscopy and microanalysis have significantly advanced, in 2010 the name of the society has changed to “Microscopy Society of Malaysia”