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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

  • Gray, L, Hasebe, K, O'Hely, M, Ponsonby, A-L, Vuillermin, P, Collier, F, BIS Investigator Group. Rapid PCR identification of Prevotella copri in an Australian cohort of pregnant women.. J Dev Orig Health Dis 11(3) : 228 -234 2020
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  • Scott, KP, Grimaldi, R, Cunningham, M, Sarbini, SR, Wijeyesekera, A, Tang, MLK, Lee, JC-Y, Yau, YF, Ansell, J, Theis, S, et al. Developments in understanding and applying prebiotics in research and practice-an ISAPP conference paper.. J Appl Microbiol 128(4) : 934 -949 2020
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  • Mansell, T, Ponsonby, A-L, Collier, F, Burgner, D, Pezic, A, Vuillermin, P, Ryan, J, Saffery, R, Barwon Infant Study Investigator Team. Methylation of the LEP gene promoter in blood at 12 months and BMI at 4 years of age-a population-based cohort study.. Int J Obes (Lond) 44(4) : 842 -847 2020
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  • Senn, E, Symeonides, C, Vuillermin, P, Ponsonby, A-L, Barwon Infant Study Investigator Group. Early life microbial exposure, child neurocognition and behaviour at 2 years of age: A birth cohort study.. J Paediatr Child Health 56(4) : 590 -599 2020
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  • Vuillermin, PJ, O'Hely, M, Collier, F, Allen, KJ, Tang, MLK, Harrison, LC, Carlin, JB, Saffery, R, Ranganathan, S, Sly, PD, et al. Maternal carriage of Prevotella during pregnancy associates with protection against food allergy in the offspring.. Nat Commun 11(1) : 1452 2020
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