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 4:57 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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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.

great job
By Abida A. on 04. January 2019 for Gene Expression โ€“ Metabolism and Regulation

it was described in a simple and easy way to understand, thank you.

Where are the acidic amino acids?
By Sergio N. on 03. January 2019 for Hydrophilic and Ionic R-groups โ€“ Amino Acids

This video did not really show Aspartic Acid or Glutamic Acid?

He amazingly simplifies these things
By ari t. on 01. January 2019 for Structure โ€“ Amino Acids

He very easily simplifies things. So this is why I give him a five star review

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