Scientists Map Genetic Mutation Depicted in Vincent van Gogh's Sunflower Series

Scientists Map Genetic Mutation Depicted in Vincent van Gogh's Sunflower Series

Anna Sanders
Published: 04/03/2012

The research was published on March 29 in the journal PLoS Genetics and was written by Burke and several university colleagues, including former post-doctoral researchers Mark Chapman, Shunxue Tang and Dorthe Draeger, current post-doctoral researchers Savithri Nambeesan and Jessica Barb, undergraduate Honors student Hunter Shaffer, and former professor Steven Knapp.


“Sunflowers,” 1887, oil on canvas, by van Gogh. (Photo: Wikimedia Commons/Public Domain) 

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