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AIFA announces grant recipients for 2021

28 September 2021

The Chair of the Allergy and Immunology Foundation of Australasia, Dr Melanie Wong, proudly announced the AIFA grants for 2021 at the ASCIA Virtual Conference on 2nd September.

Dr Mimi Tang The AIFA Food Allergy Research Grant of $40,000 was awarded to Professor Mimi Tang to explore the “Immune mechanisms underpinning remission of allergy”. Professor Tang works at the Murdoch Children's Research Institute (MCRI) in Melbourne. Read more… 
Dr Peter Hsu The AIFA Food Allergy Research Grant of $15,000 (supported by DBV Technologies) was awarded to Dr Peter Hsu, who works at The Children’s Hospital at Westmead in Sydney. His project is “Investigating impaired T cell activation in children with food allergy”. Read more... 
A/Prof Katrina Randall The Kohen and Sage Richards Food Allergy Grant of $12,000 was awarded to A/Professor Katrina Randall at The Canberra Hospital/ANU Medical School. Her project will help improve the future management of allergy by “Investigating T follicular cell numbers and neuritin levels in patients with food allergy.” Read more…
Prof Stuart Tangye The AIFA Primary Immunodeficiencies Clinical Research Grant of $30,000 (supported by CSL Behring) was awarded to Professor Stuart Tangye, who works at the Garvan Institute of Medical Research, for his project “SARS CoV2 infection and vaccination in inborn errors of immunity.” Read more... 
A/Prof Cindy Ma AIFA awarded another grant of $30,000 to A/Professor Cindy Ma at the Garvan Institute of Medical Research to explore “Harnessing primary immunodeficiencies to understand and treat human allergic disease.”  Read more... 

Congratulations to all the successful Chief Investigators and their teams. We look forward to reporting the results of this important research at future ASCIA Conferences.

Thank you to our donors and sponsors for making it possible for AIFA to fund a total of $127,000 in research grants for 2021. Thank you also to our expert grant selection panel of clinical immunology/allergy specialists who volunteered their time in an extremely busy year.

The next AIFA research grant round will open in early 2022. There is still an unmet need to fund great research, which is waiting to happen. We also want to encourage early career investigators to apply for next year’s grants.

We need your support of future AIFA grants for allergy and clinical immunology research.

Please donate or sponsor a named grant. https://www.allergyimmunology.org.au/donate


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