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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 Allergy Immunology Research Group and Director of the Allergy Translation Centre at Murdoch Children’s Research Institute, Professorial Fellow in 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’ experience in the investigation of basic immunological mechanisms underlying allergic disease pathogenesis, and more than 15 years 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 clincal 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 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 Allergy Immunology Research Group and Director of the Allergy Translation Centre at Murdoch Children’s Research Institute, Professorial Fellow in 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’ experience in the investigation of basic immunological mechanisms underlying allergic disease pathogenesis, and more than 15 years 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 clincal 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

  • Batra, M, Vicendese, D, Newbigin, E, Lambert, KA, Tang, M, Abramson, MJ, Dharmage, SC, Erbas, B. The association between outdoor allergens – pollen, fungal spore season and high asthma admission days in children and adolescents. International Journal of Environmental Health Research 32(6) : 1393 -1402 2022
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  • Mansell, T, Vlahos, A, Collier, F, Ponsonby, A-L, Vuillermin, P, Ellul, S, Tang, MLK, Burgner, D, Saffery, R. The newborn metabolome: associations with gestational diabetes, sex, gestation, birth mode, and birth weight. Pediatric Research 91(7) : 1864 -1873 2022
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  • Mansell, T, Vlahos, A, Collier, F, Ponsonby, A-L, Vuillermin, P, Ellul, S, Tang, MLK, Burgner, D, Saffery, R. Correction: The newborn metabolome: associations with gestational diabetes, sex, gestation, birth mode, and birth weight. Pediatric Research 91(7) : 1915 -1916 2022
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  • Hsiao, K, Ponsonby, A, Ashley, S, Lee, CYY, Jindal, L, Team, TPS, Tang, MLK. Longitudinal antibody responses to peanut following probiotic and peanut oral immunotherapy in children with peanut allergy. Clinical & Experimental Allergy 52(6) : 735 -746 2022
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  • Loke, P, Hsiao, K, Lozinsky, AC, Ashley, SE, Lloyd, M, Pitkin, S, Axelrad, CJ, Jayawardana, KS, Tey, D, Su, EL, et al. Probiotic peanut oral immunotherapy is associated with long‐term persistence of 8‐week sustained unresponsiveness and long‐lasting quality‐of‐life improvement. Clinical & Experimental Allergy 52(6) : 806 -811 2022
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