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 71
  • Duration 4:54 h
  • Quiz questions 83
  • 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 “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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Finally, some easily accessible and excellent lectures!
By Johan Fritz G. on 21. September 2017 for History – Introduction to Biochemistry

Very concisely put, I love the lectures, very helpful indeed. Now all I need to do is work my ass off to get the dollars to pay for this awesome lecture. Thank you Lecturio!

Wonderful course utilizing high-yield information for a relatively quick review
By Thomas R. on 18. September 2017 for Biochemistry: Basics

I found the lectures to be very informative and composed of high-yield information for a relatively quick review of the subject. The only reason I give 4* is because of the few technical problems with the course; but, in regard to the course material, Lecturio provides a wonderful review of Biochemistry with Dr. Ahern.

Table of AA
By Laurent J. on 10. September 2017 for Structure – Amino Acids

I like the way that the AA are presented by a table between essentiel and non essential. I will use it for my memorizing process.

Nice and concise.
By Mal D. on 10. September 2017 for Overview – Introduction to Biochemistry

Great/clear explanation, definitely recommend to students. For those that complained, please describe what's needed to be explained, or just keep your pie hole closed. Being ambiguous is pointless.

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