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In this Master thesis I report results on a route to find Majorana fermions in indium antimonide nanowires in contact with a superconductor. Theoretically Majorana fermions appear in one-dimensional nanowires with strong spin-orbit coupling, in proximity with a superconductor and an external magnetic field applied parallel to the nanowire. The nanowires are deposited by a deterministic method, in this way the external magnetic field is perfect aligned with the nanowires up to a few degrees. Results we observed are a possible magnetic field tunable pi-junction, measurements of an induced gap in the nanowire and a robust zero-bias peak that persist in both gate and magnetic field scans. This zero-bias peak can be split and recombine with varying the applied magnetic field and the local gate potential.