Biochemistry: Basics

Biochemistry: Basics

by Kevin Ahern, PhD
This course offers you a series of lectures on the basics of biochemistry. The topics discussed include peptides and proteins, as well as enzymes and non-enzymatic protein functions. Prof. Kevin Ahern from Oregon State University will guide you through the structure and function of the chemistry of carbohydrates, and the function of the chemistry of lipids and biological membranes. Furthermore, you will learn the basic principles of the genetic gene and metabolism.

Some of the topics addressed in this course are:
  • Amino Acids
  • Protein
  • Chemistry of Carbohydrates
  • Chemistry of Lipids
  • Biological Membranes
  • DNA and RNA
  • Metabolism

Course Details

  • Videos 14
  • Duration 4:58 h
  • Quiz questions 85
  • Topic reviews 15


Your Educators of course Biochemistry: Basics

 Kevin Ahern, PhD

Kevin Ahern, PhD

Kevin Ahern received his B.S. and M.S. degrees from Oklahoma State University, and a Ph.D. in Biochemistry from Oregon State University. Currently working as professor of biochemistry and biophysics at Oregon State University, he loves to write poetry and song lyrics. His previous works include “A Limerick a Day For a Year” and “Merry Metabolic and Miscellanic Melodies”. He is also a co-author of the popular biochemistry textbooks, “Biochemistry Free and Easy”.

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By Audrea L. on 17. January 2017 for Biochemistry: Basics

I rate this five stars because I like to go over it while I do other things and more than once.

By Anna H. on 17. January 2017 for Biochemistry: Basics

The overview of biochemistry is really helpful! The images are great, and the lecture is really high quality.

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By Alleli Praise V. on 07. January 2017 for Introduction to Biochemistry

It's really very hard for me to understand in the institution i'm studying on so thank you very much for these lectures.

This lecture was well rounded because all the subtopics were described in order of importance.
By Sabrina M. on 07. January 2017 for Amino Acids

The lecturer did a great job in going into detail where a student could have easily become confused or uncertain; furthermore, the lecturer was able to guide and connect ideas together in a reasonable amount of time which is great for understanding the bigger picture.

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