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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Biochemistry is great so far!
By Amy K. on 20. February 2017 for Biochemistry: Basics

I really like the pace and clarity of this lecturer in how he presents the material. It would be nice to have animated pictures in signaling and transport. I also wish there were sections covering enzymatic catalysis & kinetics. Over all, very good! Thank you for making these

Great lecture!
By Kirsten D. on 10. February 2017 for Complex Carbohydrates: Structure and Function

Very helpful lecture! Very detailed, the slides are clear, and I felt the material was presented at a nice pace. I'm very grateful he explained why humans are able to digest amylose but not cellulose. Thank you, Dr. Ahern!

thanks for making this website it is the best i understand
By Neuer N. on 28. January 2017 for Introduction to Biochemistry

thanks for making this website it is the best i understand !

Infinity chances
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.

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