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 72
  • Duration 4:57 h
  • Quiz questions 83
  • Articles 12


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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intro to biochemistry and how the biochemistry is related to our daily life
By Neuer N. on 05. November 2017 for Overview – Introduction to Biochemistry

the lecture is good it educates on how bichemistry is related to other fields in life

Concise and informative
By Iuliana V. on 27. October 2017 for Peptide Bonds – Peptides

The courses are very concisely presented, it is really useful for preping for an exam

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By Hanaa A. on 26. October 2017 for R-group Categories – Amino Acids

Need more details Need to go slower But overall not bad

good lecture
By Janes S. on 16. October 2017 for R-group Categories – Amino Acids

The lecturer is very good at getting biochemistry across. Well explained and understandable up and until here.

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