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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 the Allergy Immunology Research Group and Director of the Allergy Translation Centre at Murdoch Children’s Research Institute, Professorial Fellow at 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 of experience in the investigation of basic immunological mechanisms underlying allergic disease pathogenesis and more than 15 years of 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 clinical 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 the 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 the Allergy Immunology Research Group and Director of the Allergy Translation Centre at Murdoch Children’s Research Institute, Professorial Fellow at 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 of experience in the investigation of basic immunological mechanisms underlying allergic disease pathogenesis and more than 15 years of 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 clinical 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

  • Idrose, NS, Tham, R, Lodge, C, Lowe, A, Bui, D, Perret, J, Vicendese, D, Newbigin, E, Tang, M, Aldakheel, F, et al. 550Short-term exposure to grass pollen is associated with lower lung function and increased airway inflammation. International Journal of Epidemiology 50(Supplement_1) : dyab168.307- 2021
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  • Ansotegui, IJ, Melioli, G, Canonica, GW, Caraballo, L, Villa, E, Ebisawa, M, Passalacqua, G, Savi, E, Ebo, D, Gómez, RM, et al. Erratum to "IgE allergy diagnostics and other relevant tests in allergy, a World Allergy Organization position paper" [World Allergy Organ J 13/2 (2020) 100080]. World Allergy Organization Journal 14(7) : 100557 2021
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  • Loke, P, Lozinsky, AC, Orsini, F, Wong, LS-Y, Leung, AS-Y, Tham, EH, Lopata, AL, Shek, LP-C, Tang, ML, Su, E-L, et al. Study protocol of a phase 2, dual-centre, randomised, controlled trial evaluating the effectiveness of probiotic and egg oral immunotherapy at inducing desensitisation or sustained unresponsiveness (remission) in participants with egg allergy compared with placebo (Probiotic Egg Allergen Oral Immunotherapy for Treatment of Egg Allergy: PEAT study). BMJ Open 11(7) : e044331 2021
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  • Dawson, SL, O'Hely, M, Jacka, FN, Ponsonby, A-L, Symeonides, C, Loughman, A, Collier, F, Moreno-Betancur, M, Sly, P, Burgner, D, et al. Maternal prenatal gut microbiota composition predicts child behaviour. EBioMedicine 68: 103400 2021
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  • Waserman, S, Cruickshank, H, Hildebrand, KJ, Mack, D, Bantock, L, Bingemann, T, Chu, DK, Cuello-Garcia, C, Ebisawa, M, Fahmy, D, et al. Prevention and management of allergic reactions to food in child care centers and schools: Practice guidelines. Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology 147(5) : 1561 -1578 2021
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