Biochemistry: Basics
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 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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Great lectures!
By David Z. on 19. October 2016 for Biochemistry: Basics

Professor Ahern is truly excellent! Amazing choice. He clearly explains concepts and shows sincere enthusiasm for the topics. You need to bring him back for lectures on amino acids and the urea cycle as well as the electron transport chain.

Just add explanations
By Omar M. on 18. September 2016 for Biochemistry: Basics

Very easy to follow, good flow and simply explained, exceptional professor! just wish the questions had explanations then I would give the videos a higher score .

By Ikechukwu I. on 12. September 2016 for Biochemistry: Basics

it has helped me build my understanding of biochemistry. looking forward to more lectures

Great Course!
By Tamela E. on 15. August 2016 for Biochemistry: Basics

Love this course and Professor Ahern's enthusiasm keeps my attention. Being able to watch the videos over and over helps the lessons sink in. For the first time I'm enjoying biochemistry. Thank you for making these videos so affordable and easy to use.

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