by Kevin Ahern, PhD

Become an Expert in Biochemistry now

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 20:34 h
  • Quiz questions 698
  • 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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Use this, not that.
By Alex S. on 24. June 2018 for Purine and Pyrimidine Metabolism

This guy deserves a medal. I wish I had a lecturer like this when I was in undergrad (or even now in medical school).

Simply amazing
By Cristina G. on 23. June 2018 for Glycolysis: F6-P –> F1,6-P – Glycolysis and Pyruvate Metabolism

This entire series is the most eloquent and beautiful explanation of a terrible terrible subject like biochemistry I have ever seen to attended

Very helpful. Just passed final exam of Molecular biology and Biochemistry with A+
By Gabriella P. on 06. June 2018 for Biochemistry

Very helpful. Just passed final exam of Molecular biology and Biochemistry I-II with A+ Lectures are clear, made me understand the topics well sinceI had a good concept about the basics I could absorb more details and could recall immediately when needed. Highly recommended.

Errors in Lecture Course
By Joseph D. on 03. June 2018 for Hormones and Signal Transduction

Hello Dr. Ahern. Your lectures were phenomenal, but for several of the lectures the slides did not correspond with your lecture (they were of totally different topics) or they changed midway into into unrelated biochemistry topics. It may be best to review them and adjust the errors. However, your presentation was so so good that I was easily able to follow your lectures with the downloaded lecture slides.

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