Welcome to MCF

The Minnesota Chromatography Forum is a scientific society committed to the advancement of chromatography. Since its founding in 1978, the MCF has provided area chromatographers with the opportunity to expand their knowledge in the separation sciences in a variety of ways.

Each year three evening sessions are held with invited speakers ranging from local experts to leading international chromatographers. In addition to the evening meetings, a three day Spring Symposium and Exposition is held in the Minneapolis / St. Paul area.

Become a member of MCF with a small annual contribution, by clicking here! 

Coming up this year in 2015….

Undergraduate Poster and Presentation Session

It’s time to mark your calendar and save-the-date for our first ever MCF Undergraduate Poster and Presentation Session. This fall, the Minnesota Chromatography Forum’s Fall Quarterly Meeting will be dedicated to undergraduate research that involved measurements and made using chromatography or capillary electrophoresis.  We will provide more information for this event in the next few weeks.

  • What: MCF Fall Meeting
  • Where: St. Thomas University
  • When: Thursday Sept. 24th, 2015, 7:00-9:00PM

You do not need to be a MCF member to attend! Contact Cari Randles at cari.randles@thermofisher.com or Jason Yaeger at jyaeger@surmodics.com


Introduction to High Performance Liquid Chromatography

It’s time again for the MCF’s three day workshop Introduction to High Performance Liquid Chromatography. This workshop will provide introductory training in HPLC and its application to practical industrial and laboratory analytical problems.  A full day of hands-on training is included with instrumentation provided by local vendors.

  • Instructors: Dr. David Johnson and Dr. Larry Felice
  • When: March 1st-3rd, 2016; 8:00am ~ 4:30pm
  • Where: University of Minnesota, St. Paul Campus                                                                      Earle Brown Continuing Education Center – Room 42A                                                 1890 Buford Avenue
  • Tuition: $950 per person

To register, visit: http://minnchrom.3dcartstores.com/Introduction-to-High-Performance-Liquid-Chromatography_p_22.html

Class size is limited! Please register by February 19th, 2016! For registration questions, contact Jenn Rosen at jenn@rosetreeevents.com. For course content questions, contact Dr. David Johnson at ddjohnson@mmm.com

You can find course outline details in our “Education” and “Annual Courses” Section on the website, or by clicking here.



Minnesota Chromatography Forum 37th Annual Spring Symposium and Intensive Short Course Exposition

The Minnesota Chromatography Forum invites you to participate in the 36th Annual Spring Symposium and Intensive Short Courses at the Earle Brown Heritage Center in Minneapolis, MN. This program will interest people from all areas of separation science.

More event information to come. Stay posted!

General Schedule and Deadlines for MCF Spring Symposium

Description Date
Abstract Submission Deadline TBD
Short Course Registration Deadline TBD
Advance Registration Deadline for Symposium TBD
Short Courses TBD
Special Topic Sessions TBD
Vendor Seminars, Exhibitor Reception TBD
Spring Symposium Technical Program TBD


Where to Stay: 

The MCF has blocked a limited number of rooms for Spring Symposium participants at:

Embassy Suites Minneapolis – North

6300 Earle Brown Drive
Brooklyn Center, Minnesota 55430
Tel: +1-763-560-2700
Fax: +1-763-560-2701

To make reservations, click here! 

The hotel is connected to Earle Brown Heritage Center. Make reservations as soon as possible, limited space is available.  Participants desiring accommodation should call the hotel directly to make reservations (please be sure to mention that you are attending the Minnesota Chromatography Forum (or MCF) Spring Symposium.