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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

  • Albarhani, AA, Collier, F, Greaves, RF, Ponsonby, A-L, Allen, KJ, Vuillermin, PJ, Roche, P, Clarke, MW, Committee, BS. Vitamins D and A can be successfully measured by LC–MS/MS in cord blood diluted plasma. Clinical Biochemistry 48(16-17) : 1105 -1112 2015
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  • Erbas, B, Dharmage, SC, Tang, MLK, Akram, M, Allen, KJ, Vicendese, D, Davies, JM, Hyndman, RJ, Newbigin, EJ, Taylor, PE, et al. Do human rhinovirus infections and food allergy modify grass pollen–induced asthma hospital admissions in children?. Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology 136(4) : 1118 -1120.e2 2015
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  • McWilliam, V, Koplin, J, Lodge, C, Tang, M, Dharmage, S, Allen, K. The Prevalence of Tree Nut Allergy: A Systematic Review. Current Allergy and Asthma Reports 15(9) : 54 2015
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  • Vicendese, D, Dharmage, SC, Tang, MLK, Olenko, A, Allen, KJ, Abramson, MJ, Erbas, B. Bedroom air quality and vacuuming frequency are associated with repeat child asthma hospital admissions. Journal of Asthma 52(7) : 727 -731 2015
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  • Vuillermin, P, Saffery, R, Allen, KJ, Carlin, JB, Tang, ML, Ranganathan, S, Burgner, D, Dwyer, T, Collier, F, Jachno, K, et al. Cohort Profile: The Barwon Infant Study. International Journal of Epidemiology 44(4) : 1148 -1160 2015
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