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! 


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, 1890 Buford Avenue, Earle Brown Continuing Education Center – Room 42A 1890
  • 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 37th 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.


General Schedule and Deadlines for MCF Spring Symposium

Description Date
Abstract Submission Deadline April 2, 2016
Short Course Registration Deadline April 25, 2016
Advance Registration Deadline for Symposium April 1, 2016
Short Courses May 2-3, 2016
Special Topic Sessions May 3, 2016
Vendor Seminars, Exhibitor Reception May 3, 2016
Spring Symposium Technical Program May 4, 2016






“Anti-Doping Analysis with LC-MS(/MS):  From Small Molecules to Proteins”


Larry D Bowers, PhD
Chief Science Officer
US Anti-Doping Agency
Colorado Springs, CO





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.