I am planning to write a chapter on bioinformatics personalities - an acronym popped into my mind:
GBOAT - The Greatest Bioinformaticians Of All Time
So who is on your list? Who are the most influential bioinformaticians as they affect your career (keep it to 5-10 people). I am looking to find people whose work directly benefits you and make your achievements possible. I am not looking for the traditional sciency measures of "Nobel prize" candidates that "discovered" something.
For example, take BLAST, the authors are important - but they are not the ones that made BLAST so special. The true potential of BLAST is reached because there is a global repository to search. If we had the global repository and no blast we would be better off than vice versa.
PS: For those that missed them here are some posts in the "Uses this" series: https://www.biostars.org/t/uses-this/