We’re the developers of NGLess, a domain-specific language for (parts of) bioinformatics. We are participating in Google Summer of Code and one of our suggested projects is integrating with nix. Alternatively, this could form the basis of an application to the Tweag Fellowship.
Basically, we want to try to use nix(pkgs) to build perfectly reproducible environments in a context where the users wouldn’t even be aware that nix is a thing that exists (unless, obviously, they want to know).
Note that these project ideas are not set in stone and we are open to variations/discussions of them, so feel free to reach out.