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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Very motivational!
By Berk T. on 21. November 2016 for Biochemistry: Basics

Watching these videos from Lecturio is very much like being in my school. The difference is Lecturio is more fun and it encourages us every time we want.

Professor Ahern sets the stage for Understanding Biochemistry
By Christopher D. on 30. October 2016 for Biochemistry: Basics

With this introductory course, you will be exposed to the basic aspects of Biochemistry. Professor Ahern emphasizes that an in-depth knowledge of basic biochemistry will aid you tremendously in understanding life processes on a macroscopic level. This one course alone was well worth the one month payment of 24$. Every other course on top of that was an attractive but inessential addition..."icing on the cake"!

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 .

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