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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

  • Imran, S, Neeland, MR, Koplin, J, Dharmage, S, Tang, ML, Sawyer, S, Dang, T, McWilliam, V, Peters, R, Perrett, KP, et al. Epigenetic programming underpins B-cell dysfunction in peanut and multi-food allergy.. Clin Transl Immunology 10(8) : e1324 2021
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  • Collier, F, Chau, C, Mansell, T, Faye-Chauhan, K, Vuillermin, P, Ponsonby, A-L, Saffery, R, Tang, MLK, O'Hely, M, Carlin, J, et al. Innate Immune Activation and Circulating Inflammatory Markers in Preschool Children.. Front Immunol 12: 830049 2021
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  • O'Connor, M, Ponsonby, A-L, Collier, F, Liu, R, Sly, PD, Azzopardi, P, Lycett, K, Goldfeld, S, Arnup, SJ, Burgner, D, et al. Exposure to adversity and inflammatory outcomes in mid and late childhood.. Brain Behav Immun Health 9: 100146 2020
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  • Zhang, J, Walters, EH, Tang, MLK, Lowe, AJ, Lodge, CJ, Bui, D, Kandane-Rathnayake, R, Erbas, B, Hamilton, GS, Thompson, BR, et al. Serum cytokine concentrations and asthma persistence to middle age.. Allergy 75(11) : 2985 -2988 2020
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  • Greenhawt, M, Shaker, M, Stukus, DR, Fleischer, DM, Hourihane, J, Tang, MLK, Abrams, EM, Wang, J, Bingemann, TA, Chan, ES, et al. Managing Food Allergy in Schools During the COVID-19 Pandemic.. J Allergy Clin Immunol Pract 8(9) : 2845 -2850 2020
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