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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

  • Sung, V, Hiscock, H, Tang, MLK, Mensah, FK, Nation, ML, Satzke, C, Heine, RG, Stock, A, Barr, RG, Wake, M. Treating infant colic with the probiotic Lactobacillus reuteri: double blind, placebo controlled randomised trial. The BMJ 348(apr01 2) : g2107 2014
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  • Balloch, A, Licciardi, PV, Kemp, AS, Leach, AJ, Mulholland, EK, Tang, ML. Comparison of Anti-pneumococcal Antibodies in Cord Blood From Australian Indigenous and Gambian Neonates and the Implications for Otitis Media. The Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal 33(4) : e116 -e120 2014
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  • Tey, D, Allen, KJ, Peters, R, Koplin, J, Tang, MLK, Gurrin, L, Ponsonby, A-L, Lowe, A, Wake, M, Dharmage, S. Population Response To Change In Infant Feeding Guidelines For Allergy Prevention. Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology 133(2) : ab288 2014
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  • Eckert, JK, Martin, P, Lowe, A, Koplin, J, Dharmage, S, Gurrin, L, Tang, MLK, Ponsonby, A-L, Matheson, M, Hill, D, et al. Which Infants With Eczema Are At Risk Of Food Allergy? Results From A Population Based Study. Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology 133(2) : ab72 2014
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  • Tey, D, Allen, KJ, Peters, RL, Koplin, JJ, Tang, MLK, Gurrin, LC, Ponsonby, A-L, Lowe, AJ, Wake, M, Dharmage, SC, et al. Population response to change in infant feeding guidelines for allergy prevention. Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology 133(2) : 476 -484 2014
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