Jeffjar’s Notes on Biochemistry

How do cells work? How does life-like behavior emerge out of the wigglings and jigglings of floppy molecules? Biochemistry tells the remarkable story of how life is created out of the hard laws of physics – often in crafty, surprising, and beautiful ways.

I’m writing up a few notes on biochemistry for a number of reasons:

My traget audience will be a younger version of myself who’s just at the brink of learning biochemistry. (Writing for a mini-jeffjar will also let my own scientific voice shine through!) Back then, I had a cursory knowledge of statistical mechanics, and I could recognize basic organic molecules, but not much more. So in these notes, I’ll include any relevant background beyond introductory physics and organic chemistry.

I hope you enjoy these notes!