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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

  • Royce, SG, Licciardi, PV, Beh, RC, Bourke, JE, Donovan, C, Hung, A, Khurana, I, Liang, JJ, Maxwell, S, Mazarakis, N, et al. Sulforaphane prevents and reverses allergic airways disease in mice via anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, and epigenetic mechanisms.. Cell Mol Life Sci 79(11) : 579 2022
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  • Hua, X, Dalziel, K, Brettig, T, Dharmage, SC, Lowe, A, Perrett, KP, Peters, RL, Ponsonby, A-L, Tang, MLK, Koplin, J. Out-of-hospital health care costs of childhood food allergy in Australia: A population-based longitudinal study.. Pediatr Allergy Immunol 33(11) : e13883 2022
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  • Imran, S, Neeland, MR, Peng, S, Vlahos, A, Martino, D, Dharmage, SC, Tang, MLK, Sawyer, S, Dang, TD, McWilliam, V, et al. Immuno-epigenomic analysis identifies attenuated interferon responses in naïve CD4 T cells of adolescents with peanut and multi-food allergy.. Pediatr Allergy Immunol 33(11) : e13890 2022
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  • Batra, M, Dharmage, SC, Newbigin, E, Tang, M, Abramson, MJ, Erbas, B, Vicendese, D. Grass pollen exposure is associated with higher readmission rates for pediatric asthma.. Pediatr Allergy Immunol 33(11) : e13880 2022
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  • Dharmage, SC, Lowe, AJ, Tang, MLK. Revisiting the Atopic March Current Evidence.. Am J Respir Crit Care Med 206(8) : 925 -926 2022
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