Fernand Anton has been a professor of biological psychology at the University of Luxembourg since its foundation. His research activities are devoted to psychobiological and neurophysiological mechanisms of pain processing and modulation.
After psychological studies at the University of Innsbruck (Austria) he obtained a doctoral degree (PhD) from the same university in 1983. He then spent a period of neurophysiological training and postdoctoral research at the medical faculty of the University of Heidelberg (Germany) before moving to the National Institutes of Health (Bethesda, USA) where he was a postdoctoral visiting scientist for a period of 2 years.
Before coming back to Luxembourg to join the "Centre de Recherche Public-Sant" and the "Centre Hospitalier de Luxembourg" he was an assistant professor (Akademischer Rat a.Z.) at the medical faculty of the university of Erlangen-Nuremberg where he obtained his habilitation (Privatdozent, Dr. med. habil) in 1994. In the year 2000 he joined the "Centre Universitaire de Luxembourg" which was integrated into the University of Luxembourg in 2003.