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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Great lecture!
By Armin S. on 17. November 2018 for Polypeptides โ€“ Peptides

Very well explained and detailed lecture, but it would be nice for better understanding to have some names and terms (e.g. Ramachandran plot) displayed in the video!

Too fast
By Ida A. on 15. November 2018 for Hydrophobic R-groups โ€“ Amino Acids

way too fast ????I really wish the teacher would talk slower as now I keep having to pause and rewind etc.

Easy to follow
By Janet G. on 31. October 2018 for Overview โ€“ Introduction to Biochemistry

Direct , and easy to follow. The length of the video also helps.

Not necessary
By Claire U. on 17. October 2018 for History โ€“ Introduction to Biochemistry

Great professor but unfortunately the details of this lecture are not important for USMLE Step 1

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