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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

  • Caruso, DA, Orme, LM, Neale, AM, Radcliff, FJ, Amor, GM, Maixner, W, Downie, P, Hassall, TE, Tang, MLK, Ashley, DM. Results of a phase 1 study utilizing monocyte-derived dendritic cells pulsed with tumor RNA in children and young adults with brain cancer.. Neuro Oncol 6(3) : 236 -246 2004
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  • Heine, RG, Ymer, S, Chow, CW, Cameron, DJS, Davidson, GP, Moore, DJ, Tang, ML, Hill, DJ. Esophageal inflammation in infants with gastroesophageal reflux symptoms and persistent distress. Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology 113(2) : s147 2004
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  • Tang, ML, Burton, M, Tregear, GW, Samuel, CS. An important role for relaxin-1 in the regulation of airway fibrosis and airway hyperresponsiveness in an animal model of asthma. Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology 113(2) : s190 2004
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  • Samuel, CS, Zhao, C, Bathgate, RAD, Bond, CP, Burton, MD, Parry, LJ, Summers, RJ, Tang, MLK, Amento, EP, Tregear, GW. Relaxin deficiency in mice is associated with an age-related progression of pulmonary fibrosis.. FASEB J 17(1) : 121 -123 2003
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  • Tang, M, Kemp, AS. Allergy and Immunology. 2003
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