Head of Europe
Dr Görtz joined Vela Diagnostics following more than 15 years of international experience in academic and industry positions.
He is currently Managing Director for the Europe subsidiary of Vela Diagnostics, responsible for business development and operations across the European Union. He is also the Head of Global Marketing, in charge of coordinating marketing and communications matters for the company worldwide.
In 2001, Dr Görtz joined Roche Diagnostics in Germany and held various roles with increasing responsibility. Beginning in 2006, he headed the molecular and life sciences business for Roche in Australia, and more recently was head of global marketing and international business for Roche NimbleGen based in the US.
He obtained his PhD in Molecular Pharmacology from the University of Manchester in 1996 after which he worked as a scientist at the Beatson Institute for Cancer Research, UK.