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 4:59 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 Ekene O. on 24. October 2019 for Biochemistry: Basics

Itโ€™s not a bad lecture but itโ€™s bulky stuff that isnโ€™t simplified to hold ones attention, donโ€™t get me wrong, it has its highlights but it could be more interesting.

I like it to the core
By Bhavya S. on 24. September 2019 for Biochemistry: Basics

All the explanation are precise to the point...and covers all the important concepts

Awesome Biochem lectures
By Hailey S. on 12. September 2019 for Biochemistry: Basics

The professor is excellent. I like how he explains things. Some of the professors move their arms around a lot which can be distracting or spend the whole time looking down at the computer. With others it feels like all the do is read from the slides. However the biochem lectures are very well done and by far my favourites so far.

I love it!
By Eli O. on 30. July 2019 for Overview โ€“ Introduction to Biochemistry

Thank you for your knowledge and for spreading it in this way for us, the students.