by Kevin Ahern, PhD

Start your journey towards Biochemistry expertise today!

This course provides comprehensive and distinct descriptions of important processes and pathways in biochemistry. It is suitable for undergraduate students of the subject, medical students, and everyone who is simply looking to gain a better understanding of the molecular basis of life.

You will learn the basic principles of biochemistry, including protein structure, enzymes, catalysis, enzyme kinetics, metabolism, metabolic pathways, the central dogma, DNA, RNA, protein synthesis, and gene expression.

Five of the most important topics addressed here are:
  • Enzyme Function 
  • Metabolism 
  • Central Dogma 
  • Pathway integration 
  • Macromolecular structure/function

Course Details

  • Videos 243
  • Duration 20:37 h
  • Quiz questions 694
  • Articles 53


Your Educators of course Biochemistry

 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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Fascinating work of nature
By Kabwea T. on 19. July 2019 for Biochemistry: Basics

The lecturer makes the topic interesting, easy to understand. One begins to appreciate how these things link with everyday human existence and how they play a pivotal role.

nice lecture!
By Rong F. on 28. June 2019 for Other Lipids and Their Function – Lipids

its good and thorough, also covers minor lipid types! good to learn

Connecting medical info with history helps memorization!
By Linda M. on 26. June 2019 for Porphyrias

Simply explained with a little history that made it fun and also helps keep the connection to the content, So much of medical knowledge is facts and figures which can easily become blurred in my mind. The connection to history helps this content stand out in my head! Thank you!

By Daniela B. on 15. June 2019 for TRNA Charging and Ribosomes – DNA, RNA and the Genetic Code

Explains it completely from the start to the end , everything is clear and simple . The structure is very easy to understand.