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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

  • Imran, S, Neeland, MR, Martino, DJ, Peng, S, Koplin, J, Dharmage, SC, Tang, ML, Sawyer, S, Dang, T, McWilliam, V, et al. Epigenomic variability is associated with age‐specific naïve CD4 T cell response to activation in infants and adolescents. Immunology and Cell Biology 101(5) : 397 -411 2023
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  • Mansell, T, Furst, A, O’Hely, M, Chang, M, Ponsonby, A-L, Vuillermin, P, Tang, ML, Burgner, D, Saffery, R, Bode, L, et al. Age-dependent associations of human milk oligosaccharides with body size and composition up to 4 years of age. American Journal of Clinical Nutrition 117(5) : 930 -945 2023
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  • Coelho, GLDH, Lloyd, M, Tang, MLK, DunnGalvin, A. The Short Food Allergy Quality of Life Questionnaire (FAQLQ-12) for Adults. The Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology In Practice 11(5) : 1522 -1527.e5 2023
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  • Tan, DJ, Lodge, CJ, Walters, EH, Lowe, AJ, Bui, DS, Bowatte, G, Kandane‐Rathnayake, R, Aldakheel, FM, Erbas, B, Hamilton, GS, et al. Biomarkers of asthma relapse and lung function decline in adults with spontaneous asthma remission: A population‐based cohort study. Allergy 78(4) : 957 -967 2023
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  • Lloyd, M, Patel, N, Munblit, D, Tang, MLK. Endpoints and Outcomes After Immunotherapy for Food Allergy: What Is Meaningful for Patients?. The Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology In Practice 11(4) : 998 -1007 2023
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