Biochemistry: Basics
Biochemistry: Basics

Biochemistry: Basics

by Kevin Ahern, PhD

Biochemistry is the study of biomolecules within living organisms. These compounds are found in every structure and process of every living species and appear to be key in the initiation and maintenance of life as we know it.

In this course, the student will be introduced to the basic principles of biochemistry, including the most important concepts regarding carbohydrates, lipids, proteins, and nucleic acids. The levels of protein structures, gene expression, and basic metabolic functions will be covered as well.

For optimal comprehension, the student will be required to be familiar with the basic notions of molecular and cellular biology.

Course Details

  • Videos 72
  • Duration 4:59 h
  • Quiz questions 158
  • Concept Pages 22


Your Educators of course Biochemistry: Basics

 Kevin Ahern, PhD

Kevin Ahern, PhD

Dr. Kevin Ahern is a Professor in the Department of Biochemistry and Biophysics at Oregon State University (OSU), USA.
He obtained his PhD in Biochemistry from Oregon State University. Currently, he teaches courses for health sciences students at OSU.
He is co-author of three Open Educational electronic textbooks on Biochemistry and a Guide to Getting Into Medical School.
Due to his achievements, he earned OSUโ€™s highest teaching recognition, the Elizabeth P. Ritchie Distinguished Professor Award in 2017.
Within Lecturio, Dr. Ahern teaches courses on Biochemistry and on "How to Get into Medical Schoolโ€.

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By Patricia T. on 03. November 2022 for Gene Expression โ€“ Metabolism and Regulation

All the lectures have been so, so helpful. Thank you so much!

Biochemistry like live
By Musab AbdAsamed A. on 08. October 2022 for Biochemistry: Basics

Kevin is Amazing man, his body language get a lot to his explanation!

By Carlos C. on 09. September 2022 for Biochemistry: Basics

excellent explanation of topic very difficult to understand for a med student

Perhaps some mneumonic would help
By Babatunde A. on 09. May 2022 for Biochemistry: Basics

Nice delivery but as much as Dr tries to break it down,it looks a bit abstract. Perhaps some mneumonic would help