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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

  • Pham, C, Bekkering, S, O'Hely, M, Burgner, D, Thomson, S, Vuillermin, P, Collier, F, Marx, W, Mansell, T, Symeonides, C, et al. Infant inflammation predicts childhood emotional and behavioral problems and partially mediates socioeconomic disadvantage. Brain Behavior and Immunity 104: 83 -94 2022
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  • Soriano, VX, Peters, RL, Moreno-Betancur, M, Ponsonby, A-L, Gell, G, Odoi, A, Perrett, KP, Tang, MLK, Gurrin, LC, Allen, KJ, et al. Association Between Earlier Introduction of Peanut and Prevalence of Peanut Allergy in Infants in Australia. JAMA 328(1) : 48 -56 2022
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  • Mullins, RJ, Dear, KBG, Tang, MLK. Changes in Australian food anaphylaxis admission rates following introduction of updated allergy prevention guidelines. Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology 150(1) : 140 -145.e1 2022
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  • 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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