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, lipids and biological membranes. Furthermore, you will learn the basic principles of the the associated genes 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 5:00 h
  • Quiz questions 164
  • 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 โ€œA Limerick a Day For a Yearโ€ and โ€œMerry Metabolic and Miscellanic Melodiesโ€. He is also a co-author of the popular biochemistry textbooks, โ€œBiochemistry Free and Easyโ€.

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like it but it seems that the PhD is so fast but I used the subtitles.
By Hussein A. on 13. March 2019 for Translation โ€“ DNA, RNA and the Genetic Code

I really liked this site ,and it's seems helpful for me . I am a high school student. I am in the 10th grade right now. I just want to become a surgeon doctor because I want to save peoples lives. I know that I have to right a commit to this site and I do not have to introduce myself for you people. I do not need to study this because I did not understand today's subject.I just want to be ready for the medical school. I hope this website will help me being ready and ,Good Luck.

concise and to the point with relevant groupings of amino acids
By Vinh N. on 01. March 2019 for Hydrophilic and Ionic R-groups โ€“ Amino Acids

extremely helpful when the amino acids are divided in functional relevance.

It was helpful. Thank you.
By 92 0. on 24. January 2019 for R-group Categories โ€“ Amino Acids

:) Thank you . everything in this lecture is clear. like it very much.

Yearning for more
By Ivan M. on 08. January 2019 for Overview โ€“ Introduction to Biochemistry

This is only the first lecture and the first time I am delving into biochemistry for the first time, so hard to say, but something about Prof. Ahern's manner makes me curious and creates a fine feeling of anticipation. Great for a first lecture.