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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

  • Ellul, S, Marx, W, Collier, F, Saffery, R, Tang, M, Burgner, D, Carlin, J, Vuillermin, P, Ponsonby, A-L, Barwon Infant Study Investigator Group. Plasma metabolomic profiles associated with infant food allergy with further consideration of other early life factors.. Prostaglandins Leukot Essent Fatty Acids 159: 102099 2020
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  • Liao, Z, Lamb, KE, Burgner, D, Ranganathan, S, Miller, JE, Koplin, JJ, Dharmage, SC, Lowe, AJ, Ponsonby, A-L, Tang, MLK, et al. No obvious impact of caesarean delivery on childhood allergic outcomes: findings from Australian cohorts.. Arch Dis Child 105(7) : 664 -670 2020
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  • Hiscock, H, Perera, P, Danchin, MH, Sung, V, Lee, K, Stival, C, Peat, R, Molloy, J, Selvakumaran, S, Tang, MLK. Improving timely access to food allergy care: A pragmatic controlled trial.. Allergy 75(6) : 1449 -1453 2020
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  • Gray, LEK, Ponsonby, A-L, Collier, F, O'Hely, M, Sly, PD, Ranganathan, S, Tang, MLK, Carlin, JB, Saffery, R, Vuillermin, PJ, et al. Deserters on the atopic march: Risk factors, immune profile and clinical outcomes of food sensitized-tolerant infants.. Allergy 75(6) : 1404 -1413 2020
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  • Sugeng, EJ, Symeonides, C, O'Hely, M, Vuillermin, P, Sly, PD, Vijayasarathy, S, Thompson, K, Pezic, A, Mueller, JF, Ponsonby, A-L, et al. Predictors with regard to ingestion, inhalation and dermal absorption of estimated phthalate daily intakes in pregnant women: The Barwon infant study.. Environ Int 139: 105700 2020
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