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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

  • Peters, RL, Guarnieri, I, Tang, MLK, Lowe, AJ, Dharmage, SC, Perrett, KP, Gurrin, LC, Koplin, JJ. The natural history of peanut and egg allergy in children up to age 6 years in the HealthNuts population-based longitudinal study.. J Allergy Clin Immunol 150(3) : 657 -665.e13 2022
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  • McWilliam, V, Venter, C, Greenhawt, M, Perrett, KP, Tang, MLK, Koplin, JJ, Peters, RL. A pragmatic approach to infant feeding for food allergy prevention.. Pediatr Allergy Immunol 33(9) : e13849 2022
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  • Yin Leung, AS, Tham, EH, Samuel, M, Munblit, D, Chu, DK, Dahdah, L, Yamamoto-Hanada, K, Trikamjee, T, Warad, V, van Niekerk, A, et al. Quality and consistency of clinical practice guidelines on the prevention of food allergy and atopic dermatitis: Systematic review protocol.. World Allergy Organ J 15(9) : 100679 2022
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  • Burgner, D, Mansell, T, Saffery, R, Burugupalli, S, Ponsonby, A-L, Tang, M, O’Hely, M, Bekkering, S, Smith, A, Rowland, R, et al. Early life infection is associated with proinflammatory, atherogenic, and diabetogenic metabolomic and lipidomic profiles at 12 months of age. Atherosclerosis 355: 5 2022
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  • Fanning, L, Woods, E, Hornung, CJ, Perrett, KP, Tang, MLK, Dalziel, K. Author Reply.. Value Health 25(8) : 1460 -1462 2022
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