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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Extremely helpful!
By Sayra N. on 17. September 2019 for Enzymes and Enzyme Kinetics

Dr. Ahern creates a great foundation by breaking down concepts and building on them throughout the lectures.

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 – Introduction to Biochemistry

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

Too hard to follow
By Kit T. on 22. July 2019 for Biochemistry of Collagen

I couldn't follow this lecture - it was not presented well at all.