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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

  • Vukcevic, D, Carlin, JB, King, L, Hall, GL, Ponsonby, A-L, Sly, PD, Vuillermin, P, Ranganathan, S, Barwon Infant Study Investigator Group. The influence of sighing respirations on infant lung function measured using multiple breath washout gas mixing techniques.. Physiol Rep 3(4) : 2015
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  • Molloy, J, Saffery, R, Koplin, J, Ponsonby, A, Tang, ML, Collier, F, Allen, K, Vuillermin, P, Group, BI. Maternal antenatal folate levels and offspring risk of IgE‐mediated food sensitisation. Clinical and Translational Allergy 5(Suppl 3) : p90 -p90 2015
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  • Molloy, J, Koplin, J, Ponsonby, A, Tang, MLK, Collier, F, Allen, K, Vuillermin, P, Group, BI. Prevalence of challenge‐proven IgE‐mediated food allergy in infants in the Barwon Region, Victoria, Australia. Clinical and Translational Allergy 5(Suppl 3) : p89 -p89 2015
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  • Boyle, R, Brown, N, Chiang, WC, Chien, CM, Gold, M, Hourihane, J, Peake, J, Quinn, P, Rao, R, Smith, P, et al. RETRACTED ARTICLE: Partially hydrolysed, prebiotic supplemented whey formula for the prevention of allergic manifestations in high risk infants: a multicentre double‐blind randomised controlled trial. Clinical and Translational Allergy 5(Suppl 3) : p30 -p30 2015
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  • Collier, FM, Tang, MLK, Martino, D, Saffery, R, Carlin, J, Jachno, K, Ranganathan, S, Burgner, D, Allen, KJ, Vuillermin, P, et al. The ontogeny of naïve and regulatory CD4(+) T-cell subsets during the first postnatal year: a cohort study.. Clin Transl Immunology 4(3) : e34 2015
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