The 2014 Gottfried Wagener Prize, donated by a German Industry Consortium and the German Chamber of Commerce in Tokyo, went to Dr. Itaru Imayoshi from Kyoto University for the development of a method for optical manipulation of neural stem cells in the brain (1st prize), Dr. Kenya Honda and his team from the RIKEN Center for Integrative Medical Sciences for the identification and isolation of intestinal strains of Clostridium bacteria which could be used as an allergy and inflammation fighting biotherapeutic in the future (2nd prize), and Dr. Hideki Hirori from Kyoto University (generation of ultra-intense terahertz radiation sources and nonlinear spectroscopy); Dr. Yukio Kawano from Tokyo Institute of Technology (nanoscale terahertz sensing and imaging technology); and Dr. Ken-ichi Uchida from Tohoku University (discovery of the spin Seebeck effect and its applications to thermoelectric devices)(third prizes)

Deutsches Wissenschafts- und Innovationshaus Tokyo, news release June 18, 2014