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Prof Mimi Tang

Prof Mimi Tang

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Role Group Leader/DirectorAllergy Translation
Professor Mimi Tang is an immunologist allergist with an established international profile in the field of allergic disorders - she is considered a leading expert in food oral immunotherapy. She is Head of Allergy Immunology Research Group and Director of the Allergy Translation Centre at Murdoch Children’s Research Institute, Professorial Fellow in the University of Melbourne Department of Paediatrics and Consultant Immunologist Allergist at Melbourne's Royal Children’s Hospital. Professor Tang has more than 25 years’ experience in the investigation of basic immunological mechanisms underlying allergic disease pathogenesis, and more than 15 years clinical trials experience. Professor Tang also collaborates on a number of longitudinal cohort studies including the Barwon Infant Study, HealthNuts and SchoolNuts and on the VITALITY clincal trial, and is a key leader within the NHMRC-funded CFAR CRE (Centre for Food and Allergy Research - a collaboration of experts in children’s food allergy and food-related immune disorders. CFAR uses the latest approaches in epidemiology, immunology, paediatrics, nutrition, gastroenterology and biostatistics to investigate factors that cause, prevent and improve food allergies and aims to eradicate food allergy through improved prevention and cure, supported by evidence generated by a collaborative network of research; additional aim is to improve management of food allergy through public health policy and clinical pathways.
Professor Mimi Tang is an immunologist allergist with an established international profile in the field of allergic disorders - she is considered a leading expert in food oral immunotherapy. She is Head of Allergy Immunology Research Group and...
Professor Mimi Tang is an immunologist allergist with an established international profile in the field of allergic disorders - she is considered a leading expert in food oral immunotherapy. She is Head of Allergy Immunology Research Group and Director of the Allergy Translation Centre at Murdoch Children’s Research Institute, Professorial Fellow in the University of Melbourne Department of Paediatrics and Consultant Immunologist Allergist at Melbourne's Royal Children’s Hospital. Professor Tang has more than 25 years’ experience in the investigation of basic immunological mechanisms underlying allergic disease pathogenesis, and more than 15 years clinical trials experience. Professor Tang also collaborates on a number of longitudinal cohort studies including the Barwon Infant Study, HealthNuts and SchoolNuts and on the VITALITY clincal trial, and is a key leader within the NHMRC-funded CFAR CRE (Centre for Food and Allergy Research - a collaboration of experts in children’s food allergy and food-related immune disorders. CFAR uses the latest approaches in epidemiology, immunology, paediatrics, nutrition, gastroenterology and biostatistics to investigate factors that cause, prevent and improve food allergies and aims to eradicate food allergy through improved prevention and cure, supported by evidence generated by a collaborative network of research; additional aim is to improve management of food allergy through public health policy and clinical pathways.

Top Publications

  • Lloyd, M, Galvin, AD, Tang, MLK. Measuring the Impact of Food Immunotherapy on Health-Related Quality of Life in Clinical Trials. Frontiers in Allergy 3: 941020 2022
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  • Soriano, VX, Peters, RL, Moreno-Betancur, M, Ponsonby, A-L, Gell, G, Odoi, A, Perrett, KP, Tang, MLK, Gurrin, LC, Allen, KJ, et al. Association Between Earlier Introduction of Peanut and Prevalence of Peanut Allergy in Infants in Australia. JAMA 328(1) : 48 -56 2022
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  • Ponsonby, A, Collier, F, O’Hely, M, Tang, MLK, Ranganathan, S, Gray, L, Morwitch, E, Saffery, R, Burgner, D, Dwyer, T, et al. Household size, T regulatory cell development, and early allergic disease: a birth cohort study. Pediatric Allergy and Immunology 33(6) : e13810 2022
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  • Ashley, SE, Jones, AC, Anderson, D, Holt, PG, Bosco, A, Tang, MLK. Remission of peanut allergy is associated with rewiring of allergen‐driven T helper 2‐related gene networks. Allergy 2022
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  • Pham, C, Bekkering, S, O'Hely, M, Burgner, D, Thomson, S, Vuillermin, P, Collier, F, Marx, W, Mansell, T, Symeonides, C, et al. Infant inflammation predicts childhood emotional and behavioral problems and partially mediates socioeconomic disadvantage. Brain Behavior and Immunity 104: 83 -94 2022
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