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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

  • Burugupalli, S, Smith, AAT, Oshlensky, G, Huynh, K, Giles, C, Wang, T, George, A, Paul, S, Nguyen, A, Duong, T, et al. Ontogeny of circulating lipid metabolism in pregnancy and early childhood – a longitudinal population study. eLife 11: e72779 2024
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  • Pham, C, Vryer, R, O’Hely, M, Mansell, T, Burgner, D, Collier, F, Symeonides, C, Tang, MLK, Vuillermin, P, Gray, L, et al. Shortened Infant Telomere Length Is Associated with Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder Symptoms in Children at Age Two Years: A Birth Cohort Study. International Journal of Molecular Sciences 23(9) : 4601 2024
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  • Mansell, T, Saffery, R, Burugupalli, S, Ponsonby, A-L, Tang, ML, O'Hely, M, Bekkering, S, Smith, AAT, Rowland, R, Ranganathan, S, et al. Early life infection and proinflammatory, atherogenic metabolomic and lipidomic profiles in infancy: a population-based cohort study. eLife 11: e75170 2024
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  • Lloyd, M, Galvin, AD, Tang, MLK. Measuring the Impact of Food Immunotherapy on Health-Related Quality of Life in Clinical Trials. Frontiers in Allergy 3: 941020 2024
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  • Gao, Y, O’Hely, M, Quinn, TP, Ponsonby, A-L, Harrison, LC, Frøkiær, H, Tang, MLK, Brix, S, Kristiansen, K, Burgner, D, et al. Maternal gut microbiota during pregnancy and the composition of immune cells in infancy. Frontiers in Immunology 13: 986340 2024
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