How many people started to learn bioinformatics with Julia, not Python? I guess not many. There is a unique opportunity to change that - one of the most recommended books for the beginners in this area is Biostar Handbook from the authors of Biostar Q&A site. An amazing piece of concentrated computational biology knowledge, with a focus on processing data in UNIX environment. Or in their words:
The Biostar Handbook introduces readers to bioinformatics, the scientific discipline at the intersection of biology, computer science, and statistical data analytics dedicated to the digital processing of genomic information.
The Biostar Handbook has been developed, improved and refined over more than a half decade in a research university setting while used in an accredited Ph.D. level training program. The contents of this book have provided the analytical foundation to thousands of students, many of whom have become full-time bioinformaticians and work at the most innovative companies in the world.
It even comes with an online course!
At this point, you might want to ask - what this is doing here? Well, unlike many other books and materials this one is updated frequently, based on the readers/students feedback, and as science progresses. Thus, it creates a unique chance to make the Julia flavor of the book. And creating “flavors” for a book is not something ridiculous to say. There is a good example of such thing - Category Theory for Programmers, which comes in Haskell and Scala flavors. What I want to say - it would be wonderful to cooperate with the book authors and editors, bring some Julia knowledge and libraries. It will also help to understand better what crucial parts of the ecosystem are missing in this scientific domain.