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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

  • Dang, TD, Allen, KJ, J Martino, D, Koplin, JJ, Licciardi, PV, Tang, MLK. Food-allergic infants have impaired regulatory T-cell responses following in vivo allergen exposure.. Pediatr Allergy Immunol 27(1) : 35 -43 2016
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  • Zhang, Y, Collier, F, Naselli, G, Saffery, R, Tang, MLK, Allen, KJ, Ponsonby, A-L, Harrison, LC, Vuillermin, P, BIS Investigator Group. Cord blood monocyte-derived inflammatory cytokines suppress IL-2 and induce nonclassic "T(H)2-type" immunity associated with development of food allergy.. Sci Transl Med 8(321) : 321ra8 2016
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  • Lee, H-M, Park, I-H, Shin, J-M, Yoon, H-S, Park, GY, Zeher, M, Matsui, K, Tamai, S, Ikeda, R, Suri, D, et al. XXIV World Allergy Congress 2015. World Allergy Organization Journal 9(Suppl 1) : 14 2016
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  • Beck, C, Koplin, J, Dharmage, S, Wake, M, Gurrin, L, McWilliam, V, Tang, M, Sun, C, Foskey, R, Allen, KJ, et al. Persistent Food Allergy and Food Allergy Coexistent with Eczema Is Associated with Reduced Growth in the First 4 Years of Life.. J Allergy Clin Immunol Pract 4(2) : 248 -56.e3 2016
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  • McWilliam, V, Heine, R, Tang, MLK, Allen, KJ. Multiple food protein intolerance of infancy or severe spectrum of non-IgE-mediated cow's milk allergy?--A case series.. J Allergy Clin Immunol Pract 4(2) : 324 -326 2016
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