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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

  • Vermeulen, EM, Koplin, JJ, Dharmage, SC, Gurrin, LC, Peters, RL, McWilliam, V, Ponsonby, A-L, Dwyer, T, Lowe, AJ, Tang, MLK, et al. Food Allergy Is an Important Risk Factor for Childhood Asthma, Irrespective of Whether It Resolves.. J Allergy Clin Immunol Pract 6(4) : 1336 -1341.e3 2018
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  • Tang, MLK, Koplin, JJ, Sampson, HA. Is Skin Testing or sIgE Testing Necessary Before Early Introduction of Peanut for Prevention of Peanut Allergy?. J Allergy Clin Immunol Pract 6(2) : 408 -413 2018
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  • Sasaki, M, Koplin, JJ, Dharmage, SC, Field, MJ, Sawyer, SM, McWilliam, V, Peters, RL, Gurrin, LC, Vuillermin, PJ, Douglass, J, et al. Prevalence of clinic-defined food allergy in early adolescence: The SchoolNuts study.. J Allergy Clin Immunol 141(1) : 391 -398.e4 2018
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  • Loh, W, Tang, MLK. Debates in Allergy Medicine: Oral immunotherapy shortens the duration of milk and egg allergy - the con argument.. World Allergy Organ J 11(1) : 12 2018
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  • Bousfiha, A, Jeddane, L, Picard, C, Ailal, F, Bobby Gaspar, H, Al-Herz, W, Chatila, T, Crow, YJ, Cunningham-Rundles, C, Etzioni, A, et al. The 2017 IUIS Phenotypic Classification for Primary Immunodeficiencies.. J Clin Immunol 38(1) : 129 -143 2018
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