Murdoch Children’s Research Institute’s Professor Mimi Tang is among this year’s most highly cited researchers in the world in the immunology field.

The Highly Cited Researchers 2022 list from Clarivate celebrates researchers ranked in the top one per cent in the Web of Science citation index, which demonstrates significant influence in their research field.

Professor Tang is a Chief Investigator for the Centre for Food and Allergy Research (CFAR) and co-Chair of the Federal Government funded National Allergy Centre of Excellence Food Allergy Stream.

She is also Group Leader of Allergy Immunology and Director of the Allergy Translation Centre at the Murdoch Children’s.

With an international profile in allergic and immune deficiency disorders research, Prof Tang is considered a leading expert in food oral immunotherapy having discovered a peanut allergy treatment for children that is highly effective at inducing remission.

Prof Tang has more more than 25 years experience in the investigation of immunological mechanisms underlying allergic disease and more than 15 years clinical trials experience. She is also Professorial Fellow in the University of Melbourne’s Department of Paediatrics and a Consultant Immunologist Allergist at The Royal Children’s Hospital.

CFAR is a collaboration of specialists in children’s food allergy and food-related immune disorders. It uses the latest approaches in epidemiology, immunology, nutrition and biostatistics to conduct clinical trials with the aim of eradicating food allergy through better prevention, management and treatment.

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