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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, Leong, O, O’Hely, M, Collier, F, Ranganathan, S, Sly, P, Tang, M, Allen, K, Vuillermin, P. P43: FOOD ALLERGY BUT NOT SENSITISED TOLERANCE ASSOCIATES WITH SUBSEQUENT ASTHMA. Internal Medicine Journal 47(S5) : 17 -18 2017
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  • Zallmann, M, Smith, PK, Tang, MLK, Spelman, LJ, Cahill, JL, Wortmann, G, Katelaris, CH, Allen, KJ, Su, JC. Debunking the Myth of Wool Allergy: Reviewing the Evidence for Immune and Non-immune Cutaneous Reactions.. Acta Derm Venereol 97(8) : 906 -915 2017
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  • Molloy, J, Koplin, JJ, Allen, KJ, Tang, MLK, Collier, F, Carlin, JB, Saffery, R, Burgner, D, Ranganathan, S, Dwyer, T, et al. Vitamin D insufficiency in the first 6 months of infancy and challenge-proven IgE-mediated food allergy at 1 year of age: a case-cohort study.. Allergy 72(8) : 1222 -1231 2017
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  • Ashley, SE, Tan, H-TT, Peters, R, Allen, KJ, Vuillermin, P, Dharmage, SC, Tang, MLK, Koplin, J, Lowe, A, Ponsonby, A-L, et al. Genetic variation at the Th2 immune gene IL13 is associated with IgE-mediated paediatric food allergy.. Clin Exp Allergy 47(8) : 1032 -1037 2017
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  • Peters, RL, Koplin, JJ, Gurrin, LC, Dharmage, SC, Wake, M, Ponsonby, A-L, Tang, MLK, Lowe, AJ, Matheson, M, Dwyer, T, et al. The prevalence of food allergy and other allergic diseases in early childhood in a population-based study: HealthNuts age 4-year follow-up.. J Allergy Clin Immunol 140(1) : 145 -153.e8 2017
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