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 20:34 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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By Ivan M. on 08. January 2019 for Overview – Introduction to Biochemistry

This is only the first lecture and the first time I am delving into biochemistry for the first time, so hard to say, but something about Prof. Ahern's manner makes me curious and creates a fine feeling of anticipation. Great for a first lecture.

The best teacher ever!
By Marco F. on 05. January 2019 for Biochemistry

I was already following him before knowing lecturio. Nobody explains Biochemistry like him! Thumbs up!

great job
By Abida A. on 04. January 2019 for Gene Expression – Metabolism and Regulation

it was described in a simple and easy way to understand, thank you.

Where are the acidic amino acids?
By Sergio N. on 03. January 2019 for Hydrophilic and Ionic R-groups – Amino Acids

This video did not really show Aspartic Acid or Glutamic Acid?

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