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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. 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 Resea...
  • How far have we come? A progress report for AIFA 2014-2020
    29 January 2021: The Allergy and Immunology Foundation of Australasia (AIFA) is the only Australasian charity that is specifically funding allergy and immunology research. AIFA is dedicated to advancing knowledge of the human immune system. We are supporting innovative research for improved diagnosis, novel treatments and better health outcomes for people with allergy and other immune disease. We...
  • AIFA announces grant recipients for 2020
    AIFA announces grant recipients for 2020
    1 December 2020: The Allergy and Immunology Foundation of Australasia will be giving $110,000 in grants to support allergy and immunology research in December 2020. The AIFA Food Allergy Research Grant of $40,000 was awarded to A/Prof Kirsten Perrett for testing the effectiveness of oral immunotherapy for young children with nut allergy. Her “Low dose Multi-Nut OIT in Preschoolers (LMNOP) Pilot St...

Featured Story

Food allergy and Emerson

The first time Emerson tried cow’s milk he broke out in hives and his eyes and lips swelled. Emerson was just seven months old when he had an allergic reaction after having a few spoonsful of his sister’s strawberry smoothie. There was no family history of food allergies, so Emerson’s mum whisked him to the Emergency Department as a precaution. But he didn’t require treatment and the symptoms went away within hours.

Months later, the family was shocked to learn that Emerson was not only allergic to milk but also peanut.

Every project endeavours to meet the challenge to improve the health of people living with allergy and immune diseases.

ASCIA acknowledges Piers Haskard for the use of his photography on this website.

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